Tough round for Shoalhaven teams in South Coast AFL

TEAM CHAT: The Albatross Demons tried hard to stop a strong Shellharbour Suns at Tom Smith Oval on Saturday. Photos: PATRICK FAHY

TEAM CHAT: The Albatross Demons tried hard to stop a strong Shellharbour Suns at Tom Smith Oval on Saturday. Photos: PATRICK FAHY

LOCAL Australian rules teams Nowra Blues and Albatross Demons felt the sting on 

Saturday and not just from the blistering wind that tore through the South Coast. 

Both teams suffered near 100-point losses to their respective opponents in the South Coast AFL competition with the Blues going down to Figtree Kangaroos 120-32 and Shellharbour Suns taking care of the Albatross Demons 109-27.  

The Demons had a home game at Tom Smith Oval against the Suns.

Shellharbour got off to a flying start in the first quarter, kicking six goals, with Nowra yet to get off the mark.

Albatross fought back in the second quarter to kick two goals. However another four to the Suns saw the deficit grow even further.

Shellharbour were too strong in the second half, and a further 12 goals put the score way out of reach of the Demons.

Jayden Godfrey was a standout for the Demons with three goals.

Jesse Carmichael bagged the other.

Over at Figtree Oval the Nowra Blues put in a solid effort against Figtee despite going down 120-32.

The teams were head to head in the first quarter with a goal apiece, something that gave the Kangaroos a scare.

But Figtree bounced back in the second quarter to kick six goals to Nowra’s none and take the score to 53-7.

Although they slightly redeemed themselves in the third quarter with three goals, Nowra was no match for the home side and accepted defeat 120-32. 

In the other match of the round, Northern Districts Tigers easily accounted for Port Kembla Blacks at Hollymount Park, taking the win 155-20. 

FIRST BLOOD: Shellharbour Suns’ Brendan White scores the first goal in his team’s game against the Albatross Demons on Sunday.

FIRST BLOOD: Shellharbour Suns’ Brendan White scores the first goal in his team’s game against the Albatross Demons on Sunday.

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