January 16, 2021

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The Weekend Sports Re/Port

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A breakdown of weekend sporting events around the region, from Douglas United footy action, Port Douglas Crocs AFL victories in the qualifying finals, Mossman and District Rifle Club shoot results, reef angling action, and the latest update on the Cairns AFL medal count for the 2020 season...

17-18 OCTOBER, 2020


DOUGLAS UNITED FOOTBALL / On Friday night the Douglas United Dragons hosted the Mareeba Bulls in a qualifying final, the winner going directly to the Grand final in two weeks, the loser having to face the winner of third v fourth this week.

Early game dominance by the Dragons didn’t register on the score sheet, leaving them vulnerable to the opposition, a problem that has plagued them all year. While the Dragons attacked relentlessly in the second half of the game, free kicks and corners were going astray, passes not finding their mark, and the Bulls stacked their defence and shut the Dragons out. The final whistle saw the Dragons going down 2-1.  A solid first half from the Dragons with some good football, the second half was an even battle, the Bulls had few chances but a couple of mistakes gifted them two goals and the Dragons had a lot of good chances but failed to capitalise, Dragons beaten but not outplayed.
The Dragons will face Marlin Coast Rangers in a knock out semi-final at the Port Douglas Sporting Complex this Friday at 7.30pm, a win will see them into the Grand Final and redemption against the Bulls.

FULL GAME REPORT RELEASED SHORTLY ⟼

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS AFL / Both Reserve and Seniors grades are heading to the Grand Final after decisive victories in the qualifying finals this weekend

In the Reserves, Port Douglas Crocs took on South Cairns with a final score 9.11-65 to 3.5-23. B Wilson and J Hicket were the leading goal kickers on two goals apiece.

In The Seniors, Port Douglas Crocs defeated Cairns Saints, 18.16-124 to 4.4-28 with B Johnson kicking a whopping 9 of those goals.

The Crocs are now on track on track for a fifth straight premiership in the Cairns AFL competition at the Grand Final on 31 October, 2020.


ON THE REEF / East Coast Angling report some great action for fishers over the weekend, with species other than fin fish due to the closure.

Young Etienne reeled in this whopper of a GT, on his second day fishing off Port Douglas. The closure finished last night, and conditions are looking absolutely PRIMO for the week ahead.

CAIRNS AFL / 2020 Crathern Medal – Reg Dean Medal – Jo Butland Medal

Take a look at the 2020 Vote Count on the video below.

Released so far are the counts up to Round 7, with a new round of votes being released daily, as of today. This includes votes for the Jo Butland Medal, Reg Dean Medal & Crathern Medal, featuring a number of Port Douglas Crocs Junior, Reserves and Seniors players.

Winners will be announced this Friday 23rd of October at 5:00 pm.

Medal winners will be honoured/presented on Grand Final Day, 31 October, 2020.

MOSSMAN AND DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target shooting on Saturday afternoon in hot and hazy conditions.

Nine members shot Double 600 metres

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 
Jacob 49.0 – 52.0 Tot 101.0
John Brentson  49.0 – 57.2 Tot 106.2
Glen Orenshaw 51.1 – 57.1 Tot 108.2
 Carl Read 49.0 – 60.3 Tot 109.3
Kerri Tanner 53.2 – 59.1 Tot 112.3 
Paul Teichert 54.1 – 60.1  Tot 114.2 
Wayne Walsh 55.2 – 61.1 Tot 116.3      
Norbert Schmidt 58.5 – 59.1  Tot 117.6
Robert also had some practice shots.
Target Rifle – Peep Sight  10/11 shot matches
Rick Mischlewski 44.1 – 51.3 Tot 95.4
The next Shoot will be held Saturday 24/10/2020, the range shot will be 700 metres.
The Club welcomes any visitors and new members, with shooting commences at 1.30 pm.


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