Tigers roar, Demons demolish

Scotchtown Tiger Brent Burgess chases down Forest Stanley Demon Mark Kearnes during the Circular Head Football Association round 10 clash on Saturday. Both Burgess and Kearnes earned a place on the best on ground list for their quality performances. Picture: Ashleigh Force.

CHFA. Scotchtown matched the pace and intensity of Forest Stanley for full four quarters during Saturday’s Circular Head Football Association proceedings.

Held at Stanley, both sides put on a performance for the round 10 affair.

The visitors trailed by eight points at the first break as the home side booted three majors, led by Cody Guest with three goals for the game.

The margin remained at eight points at the main break however the Demons extended this to 16 points at the final change.

The Tigers rallied to reduce the margin however a strong final quarter from the home side saw the Demons finalise the game with a 7.8.50 to 5.10.40 victory.

At Redpa, the Canaries dug in their heels to boot three goals in the opening stanza as the Redlegs replied with one.

Irishtown prevented Redpa from impacting the scoreboard in the second and only one behind was scored by the home side in the third as the visitors moved ahead for a 39 point margin at the final break.

The Canaries booted four majors and six behinds in the final quarter as the Redlegs put a second goal on the board for their opponents to take home the victory with a 11.13.79 to 2.4.16 final score.

In the Reserves action Forest Stanley and Scotchtown played a close game for three quarters before the home side made it across the line in the fourth for the 8.8.56 to 4.11.35 victory.

In the second game, Redpa booted just two behinds and Irishtown three in the first quarter and a low scoring affair ensued before the visitors put on a five goal haul in the final quarter to win 8.8.56 to 3.6.24.

The Forest Stanley and Scotchtown Under 16s game resulted in a disappointing loss for the home side as the visitors booted 17.22.124 while keeping their opponents scoreless.

In the second game Redpa earned a victory against Irishtown, 9.11.65 to 1.1.7, and held the visitors to their first quarter scores for the remaining three quarters.

Round 11 of the Circular Head Football Association season will be played on Saturday July 29 following the bye this weekend. Scotchtown will host Irishtown in Smithton while Forest Stanley meet with Redpa in Stanley.


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