Local Sport Results and Reports

 Douglas Shire and Cairns FNQ Competitions

(49) Club name Competition Date Upload Photo Results Comment
1. Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club Marlin Coast Challenge 45 km downwind race
Saturday 17 October 2020
2020-10-17T00:00:00+10:00
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1st Open Mixed Ski :. Irene Cats and Grant Knight from the Surf Live Saving Club in 4:13,37 hr An average of 16 knots and south east wind set the scene for this year’s 13th Marlin Coast Challenge last Saturday. The international long distance race hosted by our local Outrigger Canoe club (PDOCC) was an all Queensland affairs this year due to the Covid19 restrictions. High profile Outrigger Clubs from the States south, like Mooloolaba, Brisbane OCC, Noosa and Bayside as well as all the clubs from North Queensland were represented.
120 paddles , either paddling Iron or in relay team, accepted the challenge and tackled the 45 km down wind course, starting at Yorkeys Knob and finishing on the southern end of Four Mile Beach.
As the host club did not enter the race as competitors, it was up to the Surf lifesaving club to represent Port Douglas. Irene Cats and Grant Knight took out first place in the Open Mixed Ski division in 4:13,37 hr.
The fastest competitor on the day was Cairns resident Alexander Pawlow on a ski, in the time of 3:14,20 hr with the first single Outrigger (OC1) paddler Flynn Rowe from Mission Beach, still considered a Junior Athlete , taking out the Open Men category in 3:26,21 hr.
Another U19, Luke Portelli from Innisfail Club “Coconuts” took on the task in steering a relay junior team in a 3man Canoe (V3).
“Paddling this race Iron is tough but steering a young junior team and keeping them focused is mentally quite a task on its own.” Race Director Ingrid Juchem said. “The same praise also goes to Pauline Greer form Cairns club Hekili, who in her 70is raced in the Women’s OC6 relay team as the Stroke. The person who sets the pace and the rhythm in the Canoe. “



2. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 17 October 2020
2020-10-17T00:00:00+10:00
Nine members shot Double 600 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were hot and hazy.

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
Next Shoot will be Saturday 24/10/2020 the range shot will be 700 metres. The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm.
3. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 10 October 2020
2020-10-10T00:00:00+10:00
Seniors - Crocs defeated the Manunda Hawks 141
Reserves defeated Manunda Hawks 136 to 6
Both Crocs teams finished the home and away season undefeated and Minor Premiers
4. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 9 October 2020
2020-10-09T00:00:00+10:00
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Dragons drew with the Mareeba Bulls 3 - 3. On Friday night the Douglas United Dragons played the Mareeba Bulls in front of a very large crowd at the Port Douglas sporting complex, the Raiders, Crocs and junior Dragons and lots of others had come along to show their support. This was the last game of the regular season and a show down between top of the table Dragons and 2nd placed Bulls, this season has been the toughest and most competitive 2nd Division season to date. The Bulls were trailing the Dragons by 2 points and this would decide the minor Premiership and the team to play Townsville in the Crad Evans Trophy, a win or draw by the Dragons would see them Champions for a third consecutive year.

The Dragons fielded a near full strength side, Captain Ben Syrett recovering just in time and able to replace the suspended Chris Allan Baker in defence and a big effort from Dan Ferrero flying up from Brisbane a hour before kick-off to take the field. A fine night, pitch in great shape and 3 qualified officials, the match was set up to be a blockbuster.

The Dragons started well, Billy Pycroft as always taking charge of the midfield, both teams playing timidly for the first 15 minutes testing the water and not wanting to take too many risks. The Dragons were pushing forward with some flowing football, Rodrigo Navarro using his skills on the left to get in behind the defence, the Bulls not really worrying the Dragons defence and shooting from long range. At the 20-minute mark the Dragons were handed a gift from the referee, a Bulls player who had previously been warned about his foul language persisted, he was given a red card and Bulls down to 10.

The Dragons started to build in confidence, pushing harder and honing in on the Bulls goal. Navarro down the left again, he cut back and put in a far post cross, Manu Dominguez made the perfect run and headed the ball into the top corner. A quality goal Dragons 1-0 mid-way through the first half. Dragons were dominating the game the Bulls not posing any problems for the Dragons defence. A corner to the Dragons and Adam Howell out jumped his opponents, his powerful header just over the crossbar, another good chance a few minutes later and Xavi Aranda was free in the box, his shot just missing the top corner.

In the 42nd minute and against the run of play the Bulls pushed into the Dragons goal box, the Bulls striker got to the by-line and pulled the ball back in front of the Dragons goal, confusion in the Dragons defence of who was clearing the ball and a Bulls player pounced in and tapped it in. Half time and the scores locked at 1-1, Dragons dominated the half but their finishing was lacking and a mistake at the back cost them dearly. Down to 10 men the Bulls were still a threat and Dragons will need to be wary.

The 2nd half started terribly for the Dragons, a long throw-in to the Bulls went over the Dragons defenders, a Bulls striker running onto it and sliding it passed the advancing Dragons keeper. Bulls 2-1 but there was plenty of time left. The Dragons lifted their game, they hadn't lost at home for 2 years and weren't going down without a fight. They pushed the Bulls defence to the limit, peppering the goal, but the finishing wasn't there for the Dragons, a problem they've had all year, out playing teams but failing to score and offering hope to the opposition when they shouldn't. Finally, in the 75 minutes the tidal wave of black and white broke through, a far post cross from the left found Manu Dominguez unmarked, he brought it down and neatly slotted the ball down low past the Bulls keeper. 2-2.

With the Bulls such a dangerous side the Dragons new they had to keep pushing, some good work by Adriano Gualtieri down the left, he crossed the ball over and a goal mouth scramble had the ball in the back of the net, an own goal from the Bulls player. Dragons now 3-2 up with 10 minutes to go. The Bulls had nothing to lose, they risked their defence and advanced up the field, Dragons battling to keep them out. The Bulls were given a corner, the ball bouncing off the crossbar and in front of the Dragons goal into a dangerous area, everybody crowding in to get a piece of it, a Bulls player headed it toward goal, Dragons keeper Heath Melton moving forward to block the shot, his arm held and he was pulled back, in the melee the referees vision was obscured and he was unable to see the infringement, the ball going in. 3-3 and a few nervous minutes remaining, the Bulls threw everything at the Dragons, even their goalie was pushing forward but the Dragons held on and the draw was enough to secure the minor premiership.

A magnificent and nail biting game of football, the Dragons dominated the middle, but some poor finishing and defensive errors made it a closer game than needed they will need to improve as the finals begin immediately. 1st versus 2nd will see a repeat of Fridays game. Dragons will take on the Bulls at the Port Douglas sporting complex at 7.30pm this Friday, the winner advancing directly into the Grand Final, the loser playing the winner of 3rd versus 4th. Thank you to all our supporters that came down, Mathew Smith and the other volunteers who hosted and Katy Olsen our photographer.
5. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 10 October 2020
2020-10-10T00:00:00+10:00
Five members shot Double 400 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range - conditions were warm and sunny.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches

Jacob 43.1 - 48.1 Tot 91.2
Glen Orenshaw 45.1 - 58.2 Tot 103.3
John Brentson 53.1 - 58.1 Tot 111.2
Kerri Tanner 57.3 - 64.3 Tot 121.6

Target Rifle - Peep Sight 10/11 shot matches
Rick Mischlewski 47.4 - 51.3 Tot 98.7
Next Shoot will be Saturday 17/10/2020 the range shot will be 600 metres. The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm.
6. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 10 October 2020
2020-10-10T00:00:00+10:00
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Seniors - Crocs dominated North Cairns winning 33.20.218 to 1.3.9
Reserves - Port Douglas 22.23.155 defeated North Cairns 0.0.0.
7. Douglas United Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 2 October 2020
2020-10-02T00:00:00+10:00
Dragons defeated the Rangers 3-2. On Friday night the Dragons again travelled to Cairns, this time facing the 4th placed side Marlin Coast Rangers. For the Rangers this is a must win game to stay in the top 4 and qualify for the finals, the last time these 2 sides met it ended up a 1-1 draw in a spiteful game, Dragons at one stage playing with 9 men having a player sent off early in the game and another sin binned for 10 minutes. The Dragons are sitting 2 points clear at the top of the ladder, losing would see them overtaken by Mareeba who are sitting 2nd and have already got their 3 points because their opposition forfeited.

A large vocal crowd turned out at Trinity Beach, the pitch in perfect condition on a fine very gusty night. Dragons started well, dominating possession and slicing through the Rangers defence several times, Billy Pycroft conducting play from the middle and strikers Rodrigo Navarro, Xavi Aranda and Manu Dominguez showing their South American flare up front. The pressure paid off in the 15 minute, a Dragons corner, Adam Howell climbed well and his powerful header smashed against the crossbar, the ball lose in the penalty area was crossed over again and a scramble in front of goal saw the ball go in. The goal awarded, but a volunteer linesman from Marlin Coast had his flag up for a dubious offside, the goal was disallowed.

This fired up the Dragons, they peppered the Rangers goal with some quality play, the Rangers keeper having to make some outstanding saves to deny them. The Rangers finally started to make use of the strong breeze at their back and push forward. Several through balls being cleaned up by the Dragons keeper Heath Melton, the game was end to end with both teams battling for the points. A lose ball in front of the Dragons goal and the Rangers were first to pounce on it, the point-blank shot from the striker, but Melton's reflex save tipped it over the bar. Rangers pushed again down the right, a cross came over and was held up by the Rangers striker in the Dragons penalty box, several attempts to clear the ball failed, the ball ricochet across the goal and a Rangers player was at the far post to tap it in. Rangers 1-0 in the 35th minute.

Halt time and the Dragons were 1-0 down, they took no notice of the score as they knew they had dominated the half and if it wasn't for the heroics from the Rangers keeper they would have been comfortably ahead.

Dragons had the breeze at their backs for the 2nd half and it didn't take them long to level the scores up, a corner to the Dragons the ball landed into a dangerous area in the 6 yard box and a deliberate hand ball from a Rangers defender gave the Dragons a penalty. Gualtieri stepped up and powerfully slotted the ball to the left of the keeper. 1-1.

Both teams hungry to score, an exciting game that the crowd were lapping up. Rangers were continually putting the long ball into the Dragons box looking for the head of their tall striker, Howell and Captain Chris Allan-Baker having to jump high several times to defend. In the 60th minute another great build up from the Dragons, a flowing attack down the left flank from Arranda, he beat his man and strode into the Rangers penalty box, he squared it to Jamie Quinn on the edge of the box his first time shot well placed past the approaching keeper and into the top right hand corner, a great finish and quality goal. Dragons 2-1.

The game was still in the balance, Rangers were digging deep and trying to get the equalizer, their 2 strikers and ex-premiere players were desperate to score. A probe down the left and into the Dragons penalty box from one of them had him one on one with the Dragons keeper, luckily Melton was able to palm away the shot to his left. A scare for the Dragons who needed to lift again, and that's what they did. In the 75th minute the Dragons were given a free kick on the half way line, the ball was driven high and long to the far post of the Rangers goal, Gualtieri had timed his run perfectly and met the ball on the full, his left foot volley from an acute angle driven low and hard in the net, one of the best goals of the season and Dragons 3-1.

Rangers weren't giving up though, having nothing to lose they all pushed forward, their right winger floated in a ball from the left, Melton and the Dragons defenders were unable to get to it and the resulting header lobbing up and going in. The score now 3-2 with 5 minutes left, Rangers were throwing everything at the Dragons but they held firm and got the victory.

A very good win for the Dragons, one of the best efforts of the season so far, they were deserved winners dominating the game and creating plenty of chances. This puts the Dragons 2 points clear at the top of the league, next week and the last game before finals, the Dragons face the 2nd placed side, Mareeba. This game will decide the minor premiership, it will also decide who travels to Townsville to play for the Crad Evans Trophy, it will be an epic game not to be missed. Dragons will face Mareeba at the Port Douglas sporting complex kick off at 7.30pm.
8. Douglas United Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Wednesday 21 October 2020
2020-10-21T09:25:35+10:00
Dragons defeated the Comets 3-1 On Tuesday night the Douglas United Dragons travelled to Southside to play the Comets after having 2 weeks off because of a bye then a forfeit, scheduled as a home game for the Dragons but their field unavailable due to Rugby Union training. With the Dragons sitting top of the league and the Comets bottom it was a game the Dragons expected to win. The second placed side on the ladder is nipping at the heels of the Dragons, so this is a must win game and they prevailed 3-1. A scrappy game, the Dragons getting the points but, in the process losing their Captain and defender Ben Syrett who suffered a badly rolled ankle.
9. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Saturday 3 October 2020
2020-10-03T00:00:00+10:00
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The Port Douglas Reef Raiders won the 2020 premiership after defeating Wanderers 29-24 in this A-Grade final at Barlow Park on Saturday.

It was a clean sweep for the Raiders this season, winning the Hambo 10s comp, the Minor Premiership and the 2020 Premiership. They also came home with FNQ Rugby Player of the Season award which was shared by Jack Murday & Juan Dillon; Tomas Venter was the FNQ Rugby top points scorer; Travis Gooch was named FNQ Rugby Coach of the Year and Juan Dillon was awarded ‘best on ground’.
10. Palmer Sea Reef FNQ 2020 Champion of Champions
Monday 5 October 2020
2020-10-05T00:00:00+10:00
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The 2020 FNQ Champion of Champions was held at palmer Sea Reef on Sunday. 36 club champions from around the Far North, turned up to decide who was the "best of the best"

FNQ MENS 2020 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS -

A GRADE - JIM DORMER (SEA TEMPLE) 72
B GRADE - BRAD TIPPING (GORDONVALE) 85
C GRADE - C. FOLEY (HALF MOON BAY) 87
SENIOR - PHIL HENDRICKS (ATHERTON) 82
JUNIOR - SAXON CAPILOS (CAIRNS) 76

FNQ LADIES 2020 CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
A GRADE - AMELIA HARRIS (HALF MOON BAY) 79
B GRADE - JO CONSTANTINE (MOSSMAN) 96
C GRADE - MEL HUTCHINSON (GORDONVALE) 101
SENIOR - RUTH YELLAND (HALF MOON BAY) 94
JUNIOR - AMELIA HARRIS (HALF MOON BAY) 79

11. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 26 September 2020
2020-09-26T00:00:00+10:00
Seniors - Crocs 22.15.147 defeated Cairns Saints 2.9.21
Reserves - Crocs 22.19.141 defeated Cairns Saints 0.10.10
12. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Saturday 26 September 2020
2020-09-26T00:00:00+10:00
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The Reef Raiders beat the Barron Trinity Bulls in Cairns: 27-13, to book a place in the Grand Final on Saturday.
13. Mossman Bowls Club Bowls Results
Saturday 26 September 2020
2020-09-26T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Mens Bowls Results

Saturday 26 September. 30 Bowlers for Jackpot Bowls. Firstly, congratulations to Colt Dwyer & Les Phillips to win the Club Pairs final to defeat David White & Brian (Sas) Williams 23-14. In the Club Championship Triples, Bob Hando/Billy Smith/Col Widdows d Eric Smith/John Arnold/Dick Pitt 25-19. In the other games, Dave Blain/Peter Gorsuch d Peter Busch/N Tesch 22-20; John Fleming/Gordon Henderson d Charlie Toohey/Alistair Douglas 25-22; Rob House/Steve Cue/Joe Girgenti d Martin Adams/Doug Pitt/Nev Fletcher 23-15; and the winners for the day, Bernie Wolland/Terry Richards/Eddie Sarton d Steve Heffernan/Daryl Hoskins/Peter Worley 27-10. Sunday, 2 games played in the Club Handicap Singles; Dave Blain (-6) d Steve Cue (+3) 25-15 & Bob Hando (-5) d Ted Holmes (-5) 26-17. This weekend, Mossman will host the Division 1 Pennants and all selected players are reminded to be at the club by 8am sharp for 8.30am start. Jackpot Bowls will also be held this Saturday, with 1 game of Club Triples scheduled, Tony Kessler/Col Maxted/Gordon Henderson vs Bob Hando/Billy Smith/Col Widdows. All others wishing to play on Saturday, names in by 12 noon with card call at 12.45pm. For anyone interested in playing bowls (either for the first time or returning to the game) contact David White on 0407 630 759.
14. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 26 September 2020
2020-09-26T00:00:00+10:00
Nine members shot Double 300 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were warm and sunny.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 
John Brentson  52.1 - 62.3 Tot 114.4
Carl Read 55.2 - 60.2 Tot 115.4
Kerri Tanner 55.3 - 62.5 Tot 117.8  
Glen Orenshaw 57.1 - 63.1 Tot 120.2
Norbert Schmidt 58.5 - 64.2  Tot 122.7 
Paul Teichert 57.2 - 65.6  Tot 122.8  
Dave Williams 60.5 - 64.7 Tot 124.12   
Bill Kromwyk 60.7 - 66.9 Tot 126.16  

Target Rifle - Peep Sight  10/11 shot matches
Rick Mischlewski 48.2 - 48.0 Tot 96.2
Next Shoot will be Saturday 3/10/2020 the range shot will be 500 metres. 

The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm. 
15. Mossman Bowls Club Bowls Results
Saturday 19 September 2020
2020-09-19T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Mens Bowls Results

Saturday 19 September. 34 Bowlers for Jackpot Bowls. In the Club Championship Triples, Tony Kessler/Col Maxted/Gordon Henderson d Dave Blain/Steve Cue/Nev Fletcher 20-19; in other games, Steve Heffernan/Rob House/Daryl Hoskins d Ted Holmes/Terry Richards/Joe Girgenti 18-17; John Fleming/Nev Tesch/Peter Gorsuch d Martin Adams/Tony Whykes/Peter Worley 25-20; Billy Smith/Tony Brlyack/Bob Ashford d Chris Payne/Charlie Toohey/Sas 25-19; Colt Dwyer/Col Johnson d Peter Busch/Dick Pitt 27-18; and the winners for the day, Dave Beaumont/Brian Sims/Col Widdows d Bruce Lester/Les Phillips/David White 24-11. Two games of Handicap Singles played on Sunday - Bob Hando (-5) d Chris Payne (-2) 26-8; and Dave Blain (-6) d Tony Kessler (-6) 25-1. This Saturday, in the Club Championship Pairs final David White/Sas vs Colt Dwyer/Les Phillips; and in the Triples Eric Smith/John Arnold/Dick Pitt vs Bob Hando/Billy Smith/Col Widdows, and this Sunday in the Handicap Singles, Bob Hando (-5) vs Ted Holmes (-5) and Steve Cue (+3) vs Dave Blain (-6). For Jackpot Bowls this Saturday, names in by 12 noon with card call at 12.45pm. For anyone interested in playing bowls, either for the first time or returning to the game, contact David White on 0407 630 759.
16. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Saturday 19 September 2020
2020-09-19T00:00:00+10:00
Port Douglas Reef Raiders defeated Brothers - 41-17 to win a spot in the semi-finals
17. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 19 September 2020
2020-09-19T00:00:00+10:00
Seniors - Crocs 13 . 15. 93 defeated the Cutters 9.6 . 60
Reserves - Crocs 82 defeated South Cairns 32
18. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 19 September 2020
2020-09-19T00:00:00+10:00
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Seven members shot Double 600 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were warm and sunny.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 

John Brentson  53.2 - 55.0 Tot 108.2
Glen Orenshaw 52.3 - 59.0 Tot 111.3
Bill Kromwyk 53.0 - 60.2 Tot 113.2  
Wayne Walsh 54.0 - 61.1 Tot 115.1 
Paul Teichert 56.1 - 59.3  Tot 115.4 
Norbert Schmidt 53.3 - 62.2  Tot 115.5
Kerri Tanner 56.1 - 60.1 Tot 116.2
Next Shoot will be Saturday 26/9/2020 the range shot will be 300 metres. 
Thanks to our regular scorer Ron Schild. The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm.
19. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 12 September 2020
2020-09-12T00:00:00+10:00
Seniors - Port Douglas 22.16.148 defeated Centrals/Trinity Beach 4.2.26
Reserves - Port Douglas 23.17.165. defeated Centrals/Trinity Beach 1.1.7
20. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 11 September 2020
2020-09-11T00:00:00+10:00
The Dragons defeated Leichardt Lions - 5 -2 On Friday night the Dragons travelled down to Cairns again to play the Leichardt Lions who are sitting 2nd last on the ladder. The Dragons hoping to improve, get the points and some much needed goals.

The pitch was of a high standard and some great football was being played by 2 very skilful sides, the Lions made up mainly of Vietnamese players are known to be fast, fit and very skilful so the Dragons needed to be wary of their flowing attacks. The Dragons dominated the midfield, Billy Pycroft supplying the forwards with plenty of ball, Dan Ferrero making several runs down the right and putting crosses over. Pycroft opened the scoring in the 10th minute after pouncing on one of those crosses, he coolly tucked the ball to the side of the keeper. Dragons 1-0. Max Taylor and Xavi Aranda were making some good runs down the flanks, getting in behind the Lions defence and causing havoc. Midway through the first half Aranda made another push down the right, he got into the Lions box, cut the ball back for Rodrigo Navarro who blasted the ball into the top corner, Dragons 2-0.

The Lions lifted, even though they sit at the lower end of the ladder they have had some good results this year and are competitive. Late in the first half and another swift attack by the Lions, a striker bursting through on goal, Dragons keeper Heath Melton forcing him wide, he centred the ball and the resulting shot was parried away by Melton, a scare for the Dragons going into halftime.

The Dragons started well in the second half, playing high quality football and peppering the Lions goal, their keeper pulling off some great saves. It didn't take long however for the pressure to pay off with a second goal to Navarro after a quality build up. Dragons 3-0.

The Lions were charging at the Dragons defenders, playing the ball through for the quick strikers, it finally paid off. Melton coming out to try and intercept another through ball but he handled the ball centremetres out the Dragons goal box. The resulting close range freekick resulting in a Lions goal. Dragons 3-1. The Dragons continued to hammer away at the Lions goal trying to extend their lead, in the 68th minute Max Taylor scored a brilliant goal. He charged down the left beating several players then set his sights for goal, got into the box and toe hacked the ball powerfully to the right of the keeper to score. Dragons 4-1.

Ten minutes remaining and the Dragons pushed again down the right through Aranda, the resulting cross was met by Salgira at the far post who unselfishly played a short pass to Pycroft who slammed the ball home. Dragons 5-1. Late in the game the Lions scored their second after a run down the left flank, a low cross was met by a Lions striker who neatly headed the ball in at the near post. Final score 5-2 to the Dragons. An improved performance from the Dragons and very entertaining game.

Next week the Dragons have a bye then they will head into the final few rounds to battle out the top 3 placings, every point and goal will count.
21. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Tuesday 8 September 2020
2020-09-08T00:00:00+10:00
The Dragons defeated Souths: 4-1 On Tuesday night the Douglas United Dragons travelled to Edmonton to play Souths who are currently at the foot of the 2nd division ladder. The Dragons are still fighting to win the minor premiership and goal difference will play a big part they were hoping for plenty of goals.

The Dragons started well and scored early with a neat finish from Manu Dominguez after a good run down the right from Xavi Aranda. Midway through the first half the Dragons started to get frustrated, their play in the final third of the field wasn't working, rushing shots and final passes not finding their mark. After many Dragons attempts a left foot power drive from Adriano Gualtieri put the 2-0 ahead going into half time.

The second half was much the same as the first, the Dragons lowering their normal high-quality football to match that of the bottom placed team. Aranda scoring early in the second half with a quality finish to make it 3-0. In the 65th minute a rare attack from Souths saw them shoot at goal from the edge of the box, the ball ricochet of the back of a Dragons midfielder, the ball looping over the Dragons keeper and in to make it 3-1. Late in the game and the highlight of the match was a goal from Salgira Mrong who charged in from the left flank and lobbed the souths keeper to find the net, his first goal in his first year of football.

The final score 4-1 to the Dragons, a vital 3 points but a lack lustre performance from the Dragons.
22. Port Douglas Reef Raiders Rugby Union
Saturday 12 September 2020
2020-09-12T00:00:00+10:00
Defeated Brothers 53-21 Reef Raiders played there last game of the normal season this weekend. They successfully beat Brothers Rugby Union 53-21. Not only does this win secure our top spot on the ladder, it has also resulted in Raiders coming home with the 2020 Minor Premiership for the first time in club history. 3 rounds of Finals are set to kick off in Cairns this coming weekend
23. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 12 September 2020
2020-09-12T00:00:00+10:00
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Six members shot Double 400 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were warm and very windy.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 
John Brentson  45.0 - 55.2 Tot 100.2
Carl Read 54.3 - 53.1 Tot 107.4
Rick Mischlewski  52.2 - 57.1  Tot 109.3 
Wayne Walsh 56.2 - 58.0 Tot 114.2
Norbert Schmidt 55.3 - 59.3  Tot 114.6

Target Rifle - Peep Sight  10/11 shot matches
Steve D 47.0 - 56.3 Tot 113.3
(visiting from Mareeba Club)
Next Shoot will be Saturday 19/9/2020 the range shot will be 600 metres. 
The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm. 
24. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Saturday 5 September 2020
2020-09-05T00:00:00+10:00
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Raiders defeated the Mudcrabs 26-0 It was ladies day at the Rugby Union on Saturday. The club raised $500 in an auction for a date night with William Brown.
25. Mossman Bowls Club Bowls Results
Saturday 5 September 2020
2020-09-05T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Mens Bowls Results

Saturday 5 September: 32 bowlers for Jackpot Bowls. David White/Daryl Hoskins d Martin Adams/Nev Tesch 23-22; Eric Smith/Tony Brlyack /Joe Girgenti d Col Johnson/Bob House/Gordon Henderson 26-24; Bob Lawrie/John Fleming/Peter Gorsuch d Tony Kessler/Doug Pitt/Alistair Douglas 20-18; in the Club Championship games, Bob Hando/Billy Smith d Bernie Wolland/Steve Heffernan/Peter Worley 19-18; Dave Blain/Steve Cue/Nev Fletcher d Ranald Edwards/Les Phillips/Chris Payne 25-11; and the winners for the day, Charlie Toohey/Brian Sims d John Arnold/Dick Pitt 30-11. Sunday, in the Handicap Singles Dave Blain d Eric Smith 26-4. Sunday, Dave Beaumont (A Grade Club Champion) and Bob Hando (B Grade Club Champion) played in the Champion of Club Championship (CoCC) at Yungaburra and although both players never made the finals, great bowls by both players. This Saturday, in the Club Championship, in the triples Eric Smith/John Arnold/Dick Pitt vs Ted Holmes/Dave Egan/David White and in the pairs, Colt Dwyer/Les Phillips vs Billy Smith/Bruce Lester. This Sunday, in the Handicap Singles, Bob Hando vs Col Maxted. For Jackpot Bowls this Saturday, names in by 12 noon with card call at 12.45pm. For anyone interested in playing bowls (either for the first time or returning to the game) contact David White on 0407 630 759.
26. Douglas United Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 4 September 2020
2020-09-04T00:00:00+10:00
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Dragons defeated Cutters 2-0 On Friday night the Douglas United Dragons travelled to Innisfail to take on the Cutters, it was a must win game if the Dragons are to keep in the hunt for the minor premiership, with only one-point separating the top 3 teams in the league and the Dragons sitting 3rd.

The Dragons missing a couple of regular players but having so much depth they were able to field a full-strength side on a slightly damp pitch after recent showers. The game began with both teams fighting over possession, it didn't take long for the Dragons to stamp their authority on the game and Billy Pycroft taking control of the midfield and Adam Howell the defence. The Dragons began wave after wave of attacks on the Cutters goal, Adriano Gualtieri's thundering left foot shot from wide out well saved by the keeper. The Cutters were looking to link up with the quick strikers but the Dragons defence snuffing out any danger. Xavi Aranda was torturing the Cutters left back with some great runs down the right flank putting over several dangerous crosses. The Dragons were peppering the Cutters goal, several shots just missing their mark and some good saves by the Cutters keeper. Finally, late in the first half Aranda again beating his man, sprinting down the right flank he then headed straight for goal, his low powerful shot across goal found the net. Dragons 1-0.

A few minutes later the Dragons were handed a freekick 25 yards out from the Cutters goal. Daniel Ferrero stepped up, his well-placed dipping shot over the wall heading for the right-hand top corner, but the keeper somehow pushing it around the post.

Halftime and the Dragons were 1-0 up, playing some great football and defensively very strong.

The second half a carbon copy of the first, Dragons dominating the game, every time the Cutters got the ball the Dragons wrestled it back pushing forward and having target practice on goal. But the Cutters weren't laying down either, being outplayed but only one goal down they could still salvage the game, a lot of near misses and some good saves by the Cutters keeper was keeping the game alive for them. 20 minutes to go in the game and the Cutters started pushing into the Dragons half, the vocal crowd cheering them on. A through ball by the Cutters midfield was pounced on by the striker, a slip by the Dragons defender saw him one on one with keeper Heath Melton, the low hard shot easily dealt with and Dragons a sigh of relief. This prompted the Dragons to lift their game, pushing forward with more venom to finish the game. In the 75th minute Ferrero was on hand at the far post of the Cutters goal, the cross coming over from the right flank and Ferrero buried it into the top of the net. Final score Dragons 2-0.

A quality performance from the Dragons, one of their best of the year, controlling the game for 90 minutes and defensively outstanding, if it wasn't for some great saves from the Cutters keeper they would have bagged a few more goals. On Tuesday the Dragons travel to Cairns to play Souths and then Friday away to Leichardt, two games the Dragons should win and need to win.
27. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 5 September 2020
2020-09-05T00:00:00+10:00
Five members shot Double 700 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were hazy and windy.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 
John Brentson  52.1 - 61.3 Tot 113.4
Paul Teichert  57.2 - 64.4  Tot 121.6   
Wayne Walsh 59.5 - 63.5 Tot 122.10
Norbert Schmidt 59.4- 64.3  Tot 123.7

Target Rifle - Peep Sight  10/11 shot matches
Rick Mischlewski 47.0 - 56.3 Tot 113.3

Next Shoot will be Saturday 12/9/2020 the range shot will be 400 metres. 

The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm. 
28. Mossman Bowls Club Men's Bowls Results
Saturday 26 September 2020
2020-09-26T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Mens Bowls Results

Firstly, congratulations to Bob Hando to win the Club B Grade Championship to defeat John Arnold 28 -14. Well done Bob. Saturday 29 August: 30 bowlers for Jackpot Bowls. Dennis Gallaway/Colt Dwyer/Dick Pitt d John Arnold/Doug Pitt/Brian Sims 20-17; Ranald Edwards/Bob Lawrie/Nev Fletcher d David White/Tony Brlyack/Peter Worley 26-21; In the Club Triples Game, Tony Kessler/Col Maxted/Gordon Henderson d Peter Busch/Sas/Daryl Hoskins 26-21; Eric Smith/Les Phillips/Bob House d Charlie Toohey/Steve Cue/Alistair Douglas 24-18; and the winners for the day, John Fleming/Peter Gorsuch/Col Widdows d Col Johnson/Martin Adams/Joe Girgenti 21-14. Sunday 30 August, 2 teams (Col Johnson/Bob Ashford/David White/Nev Tesch & Charlie Toohey/Chris Payne/Daryl Hoskins/John Arnold) travelled to Atherton for the annual Maize Festival in cold blustery conditions, and although we didn’t come home winners for the day, we managed 3 wins and a great day of bowls enjoyed by all teams. In the Club Championship games scheduled for this weekend, Saturday in the triples, Bernie Wolland/TBA/Peter Worley vs Bob Hando/Billy Smith/Col Widdows and Ranald Edwards/Les Phillips/Chris Payne vs Terry Richards/Steve Cue/Nev Fletcher. Sunday, in the Handicap Singles Eric Smith vs Dave Blain. For Jackpot Bowls this Saturday, names in by 12 noon with card call at 12.45pm. For anyone interested in playing bowls (either for the first time or returning to the game) contact David White on 0407 630 759.
29. Port Douglas Reef Raiders Rugby Union
Saturday 29 August 2020
2020-08-29T00:00:00+10:00
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31-15 Raiders travelled to Cairns this weekend to play Wanderers. Unfortunately the Wanderers side was stronger than the Reef Raiders and came out on top 31-15.
Point scorers for this weekend were
Penalty Goal - Tomas Venter
Try - Robert Scomazzon
Try Adrian Bannerman
Conversion - Tomas Venter
30. Douglas Hockey Association Douglas Hockey Association Juniors round 4
Sunday 30 August 2020
2020-08-30T00:00:00+10:00
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Julatten Allstars 4 - Wonga Warriors 4

Miallo Hotshots 4 - Daintree Dynamos 4

Port Lightning 8 - Mossman Magic 4
Very impressed with Junior hockey yesterday, our juniors have improved so much and the competition is hotting up
31. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 29 August 2020
2020-08-29T00:00:00+10:00
Seniors - Crocs 13.17.95 defeated the Lions 8.6.54
Reserves - Crocs 30.9.189 defeated the Lions 1.1.7
The Crocs hosted the Cairns City Lions at the Port Douglas Sporting Complex
32. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 28 August 2020
2020-08-28T00:00:00+10:00
The Dragons defeated Innisfail: 4 - 2. On Friday night the Douglas United Dragons hosted Innisfail United in front of a boisterous crowd, including a very vocal football team from Adelaide who were on holidays. It was a very windy night with the odd shower so it was going to be a game dominated by the elements, the Dragons were close to full strength and welcomed the return of Billy Pycroft, back from suspension.

The Dragons had the strong wind behind their backs for the first half, hoping to use the advantage and score as many goals as possible. And what a start it was, Pycroft with his first touch in 4 weeks skilfully beating his man, then another , then another and from the left corner of the goal box he drove the ball with his left foot across the face of goal, off the post and in for a fantastic solo effort and probably the fastest goal of the season in the 38th second! Dragons 1-0.

Coach Andy Robinson had told the players the wind was going to play a big part in the match, probably a 3-4 goal advantage. The Dragons continued to dominate the game, some sharp passing on the flanks, Adriano Gualtieri and Manu Dominguez beating players and probing towards the Innisfail goal. Several powerful wind assisted shots just going wide. Innisfail finally ventured down to the Dragons goal and won a corner, the ball was driven over, it was missed by all the Dragons and an Innisfail player headed the ball powerfully against the Dragons crossbar, they weren't going to lie down. The possession and sharp passing soon paid off in the 15th Minute, Rodriguez Navarro given the ball 40 metres from goal, he neatly weaved between several defenders leaving him alone with the goal keeper and slotted the ball into the side of the neat. Dragons 2-0.

Ben Syrett was having a strong game down the right flank linking up with the hard-tackling Nathan Borzi, Syrett swung over a far post cross from out wide, the strong wind blowing the ball closer to the goal, it lobbed over the keeper and in. Half time the Dragons 3-0 in front , was that going to be enough now that Innisfail had the wind in the second half?

The Dragons started well in the second half, keeping the ball low and inching down the pitch but it didn't take long for Innisfail to start pumping the ball long, using the wind and pressuring the Dragons defence, Adam Howell and Chris Allan Baker clearing the ball, but it was coming back shortly after. A lose ball in the penalty area and a volley from an Innisfail striker, the ball palmed away by keeper Heath Melton, shortly after another shot coming close. The Dragons were starting to show some cracks and in the 65th minute another failed clearance saw the Innisfail striker blast the ball into the side of the net. Dragons 3-1

The crowd were chanting and encouraging the Dragons, showers were coming in horizontal into the faces of the Dragons and strong gusts blowing the ball around making it difficult to push forward. Innisfail swung over another cross in the 80th minute, the ball going the far post, the striker waiting for it, he headed the ball powerfully down, it ricochet off a Dragons back and bounced up over the diving Melton. Dragons 3-2 and getting a little rattled.

Midfielder Gary Cunningham was injected into the game, only being used if really needed as he is on baby watch with the impending birth of his first child. Cunningham and Pycroft began to win the ball back and feed it out to the wingers, Dan Ferrero and Dominguez getting in behind Innisfail, the Dragons were starting to get back into the game which had been dominated by Innisfail. In the 86th minute, Syrett sealed the victory with a tidy finish, receiving the ball on the edge of the Innisfail box, his low well placed shot beating the keeper.

Dragons 4-2 winners in a game largely dominated by the strong wind, a big thank you to the boys from Adelaide who came along to support us and to Matty Smith for his work behind the scenes. This Friday will be a rematch between these two sides in Innisfail at 8.30pm.
33. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 29 August 2020
2020-08-29T00:00:00+10:00
Eight members shot Double 600 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were mild, overcast and windy.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 

Roger Abrahams  46.1 - 46.0 Tot 92.1
Carl Read 51.3 - 53.1Tot 104.4
John Brentson  53.0 - 59.1 Tot 112.1
Norbert Schmidt 55.1 - 59.2  Tot 114.3
Wayne Walsh 55.2 - 62.5 Tot 117.7  
Paul Teichert  59.5 - 60.2  Tot 119.7  

Target Rifle - Peep Sight  10/11 shot matches

Rick Mischlewski 47.3 - 51.3 Tot 98.6
Jacob also had some practice shots with Peep Sight.
Next Shoot will be Saturday 5/9/2020 the range shot will be 700 metres. 

The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm. 
34. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Wednesday 26 August 2020
2020-08-26T00:00:00+10:00
Raiders defeated JCU Mariners Rugby Union Football Club 25-7 on a Wednesday night at home The Raiders now sit on top of the ladder
35. Douglas Hockey Association Douglas Hockey Association Juniors round 3
Sunday 23 August 2020
2020-08-23T00:00:00+10:00
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Mossman Magic 8 defeated Julatten Allstars 1

Daintree Dynamos 2 defeated Port Lightning 1

Miallo Hotshots 6 defeated Wonga Warriors 4

Another action packed Sunday of Junior hockey
Mossman Magic retained top spot defeating Julatten Allstars 8-1
The Allstars team led by coach Lou are still developing teamwork and new skills so we are sure their first win will come soon.

Port Lightning fought hard against Daintree Dynamos in the closest match of the round going down 1 goal to two.

Miallo Hotshots continue to impress with a 6-4 win over Wonga Warriors, Wonga is our other developing team that show a never give up attitude

Ladder
Mossman Magic
Daintree Dynamos
Miallo Hotshots
Port Lightning
Wonga Warriors
Julatten Allstars
36. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Saturday 22 August 2020
2020-08-22T00:00:00+10:00
The Raiders defeated the Barron Trinity Bulls 24-17 The Port Douglas Reef Raiders heading to Machans Beach to take on the Barron Trinity Bulls Rugby Union Club.
37. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 22 August 2020
2020-08-22T00:00:00+10:00
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Seniors - Port Douglas 15.17.107 defeated Manunda Hawks 3.4.22
Reserves - Port Douglas 23.19.157 defeated Manunda 0.2.2
Port Douglas hosted the Manunda Hawks for the Doug Nichols Indigenous round with the players displaying Indigenous artwork on their jumpers.

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38. Mossman Bowls Club Bowls Results
Saturday 22 August 2020
2020-08-22T00:00:00+10:00
Ladies Bowls Results

Social bowls
13/8/20
We had 13 ladies playing, consisting of 3 teams of triples and a team of 4. As always games were played in good spirits and had everyone enjoying the afternoon. Our winners for the day were Denise Highland, Margaret Cooper and Anita McCoist, with 1W 1L +2. Our runners up were Anne Phillips, Carole Maxted and Greta Bourke with 1W 1L +8.
20/8/20
We had 12 ladies playing, 4 teams of triples. Everyone had great fun and lots of laughing. We only had a winning team and they were well ahead of everyone, having 2W +27. Congratulations Anne Phillips, Anne Geddes and Shirley North.
Comps
We have 2 comps going at this time. We have Championship pairs and the A Grade championship.
13/8/20
Trish Arnold and Margaret Smith played a great game against Joan Day and Angie Fleming. Margaret and Trish both put some great bowls in but were no match for Angie which was playing well and Joan having a blinder of a game. Joan and Angie won the match 32 - 14.
18/8/20
Maree Crees and Carole Maxted played Anne Phillips and Margaret Heffernan. It was a good game and despite their best efforts Carole and Maree just could not keep the scores close. Anne and Margaret were a force to be reckoned with winning the match 32 - 14.
20/8/20
Angie Fleming and Joan Day played a great game against Maree Johnson and Pam Widdows. They were neck and neck for the first half of the game. Everyone playing well. Maree and Pam found another gear and started to edge out in front. After 20 ends Maree and Pam kept their lead, to win 23 - 10.
23/8/20
Playing the final of the pairs were Maree Johnson and Pam Widdows against Margaret Heffernan and Anne Phillips. What an exciting match. The game could have gone either way. Margaret and Anne edged out and won 24 - 19.
17/8/20
We had the next round of our A Grade championship, 3 games were played. Angie Fleming had a fairly close game with Maree Johnson. Both ladies giving their all. Angie managed to take the lead and won 25 - 15.
Carole Maxted and Anne Phillips had a great game, they were both scoring nicely and kept the game fairly even. The last few ends Carole took the lead and in a surprising upset won the game 25 - 17.
Maree Crees and Christy Colley got off to a wobbly start. It didn't take long for Maree to find her form and start scoring. Christy fighting to score but to no avail, managed to get into double figures before Maree swooped in for the win. Final score was
25 - 13.
20/8/20
1st semi of the A Grade saw Carole Maxted and Maree Crees battle it out. It was a good game, nice bowls by both. Carole came out on top, 25 - 6.
21/8/20
2nd semi saw Margaret Heffernan and Angie Fleming having a very even match. The scores were level pegging for most of the game but Margaret found a little more in the tank and with an 8 point turn around hit the lead. After a marathon 27 ends Margaret won, 25 - 21.
23/8/20
Playing the final of the A Grade championship were Carole Maxted and Margaret Heffernan. What a game, scores were very close. Fighting it out in an epic battle, going right down to the wire. Winning on the smallest of measures, was Margaret Heffernan 25 - 24.
Congratulations to our winners!

Men's Bowls Results

Saturday 22 August: 34 bowlers for Jackpot Bowls. Charlie Toohey/Gordon Henderson d John Fleming/Nev Tesch 24 -13; Tony Whykes/Col Maxted/Nev Fletcher d Eric Smith/Bob Lawrie/Tony Brlyack 22-14; Ron North/Les Phillips/Joe Girgenti d Tony Kessler/Doug Pitt/Peter Worley 28-17; Ted Holmes/Bob Ashford/Rob House d Col Johnson/David White/Col Widdows 27-16; Winners for the day, Steve Heffernan/Steve Cue d Ranald Edwards/Daryl Hoskins 36-9. In the 4s played on Saturday, Peter Busch/Colt Dwyer/Kiwi/Chris Payne d Billy Smith/Bruce Lester/Ted Pitt/Sas 28-9. In other Club Championship Games, played Sunday in the B Grade Semi-Final John Arnold d Dick Pitt 25-18; Handicap Singles, Col Widdows d Billy Smith 25-3; Steve Cue d Bruce Lester 25-16. In the Mixed Pairs Final, Dick Pitt/Margaret Heffernan d David White/Trish Arnold 23-19. This Saturday, in the Pairs Colt Dwyer/Les Phillips v Billy Smith/Bruce Lester; in the Triples Peter Busch/Daryl Hoskins/Sas v Tony Kessler/Col Maxted/Gordon Henderson. This Sunday, 2 teams (Col Johnson/Bob Ashford/David White/Daryl Hoskins & Charlie Toohey/John Arnold/Chris Payne/Nev Tesch) will travel to Atherton for the Maize Festival, bus leaves the club at 7am sharp. For Jackpot Bowls this Saturday, names in by 12 noon with card call at 12.45pm. For anyone interested in playing bowls (either for the first time or returning to the game) contact David White on 0407 630 759.
39. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 21 August 2020
2020-08-21T00:00:00+10:00
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Douglas United Dragons defeated the Tigers: 4-2. On Friday night the Douglas United Dragons travelled to Edge hill to play the Tigers, these 2 sides met last Friday and the Dragons won 3-1, however the Dragons were below par and helped by a couple of goalkeeping errors. The Dragons are missing 3 regular midfielders, so it was going to be a tough ask on the bumpy narrow pitch and Tigers home ground.

The Dragons came out of the blocks strong using the wide players to get in behind the Tigers, Rodrigo Navarro scored in the 10th minute with a neat finish from close range. Dragons 1-0. The first 20 mins was all Dragons, and their pressure paid off again with Navarro scoring his second, a low firm shot from just inside the box beating the Tigers keeper. A good start and Dragons 2-0. Player/coach Andy Robinson was temporarily goalkeeping for the Dragons as the regular goalie was running late, and he was looking ravishing in his bright pink jumper but he didn't have much work to in the first quarter of the game as the Dragons were dominating the game.

The Tigers rallied and lifted their game, going into tackles harder and making inroads into the Dragons defence down the right flank, they had several shots but all were from wide angles. The challenges were coming thick and fast, Ben Syrett competing for high balls and landing awkwardly several times on the hard surface. The pressure from the Tigers eventually saw dividends, some short passing on the edge of the Dragons box and a failed clearance by a Dragons player left a striker with time to turn and shoot, the low wide shot beat keeper Heath Melton. Dragons 2-1.

The Dragons looked a little rattled, the Tigers were hungry, they were chasing the ball hard and putting pressure on the Dragons defenders who were trying to keep possession. The hunger paid off, a rushed pass and a slip by a Dragon's defender handed the ball to the chasing Tiger in front of the unguarded Dragons goal, his quick shot left Melton unable to get back in time.

Halftime and the scores locked at 2-2, Robinson settling the players down and stating that if they don't make mistakes and keep possession they'll get the better of the Tigers team.

And that's what they did, the 2nd half was all Dragons, in the 60th minute with some good combinations down the right by Manu Dominguez and Xavi Aranda saw Navarro slot his third goal with a strong shot from in front of goal which the Tigers keeper couldn't handle. Dragons 3-2.

The Tigers lifted again, they didn't want to drop points on their home turf, but every attack they had seemed to be squashed by Dragons defender Adam Howell who was having a strong performance. The Tigers kept pushing, sloppy tackles by the Dragons Defenders gave the Tigers several freekicks within range of the Dragons goal, but the Dragons defence held strong. The veteran referee allowing good flow to the game and making good decisions enabling both teams to concentrate on quality football.

Late in the second half Dan Ferrero and Aranda linked up well down the right, again the ball was feed to Navarro who was on the edge of the Tigers box, his long-range dipping shot over the head of the Tigers keeper and scoring his fourth, Dragons 4-2.

A mixed first half but a strong 2nd half and the Dragons now top of the league, closely followed by JCU who have a game in hand. The Dragons will be at home this coming Friday at the Port Douglas sporting complex against Innisfail United, these 2 teams are yet to meet this season kick off is at 8.30pm, come down and enjoy the food, drinks and Football.
40. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 22 August 2020
2020-08-22T00:00:00+10:00
Seven members shot Double 500 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range  - conditions were hot and hazy.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches 
Roger A   47.0 - 52.0 Tot 99.0
John Brentson  53.4 - 60.4 Tot 113.8   
Bill Kromwyk 58.6 - 64.2 Tot 122.8
Norbert Schmidt 57.4 - 65.7  Tot 122.11
Dave Williams  59.6 - 66.6  Tot 125.12  

Target Rifle - Peep Sight  10/11 shot matches
Rick Mischlewski 45.1 - 53.5 Tot 98.6
Jacob also had some practice shots with Peep Sight for the first time.
Next Shoot will be Saturday 29/8/2020 the range shot will be 600 metres. 
The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm. 
41. Douglas Hockey Association Douglas Hockey Association Monday night Adults Round 1
Monday 17 August 2020
2020-08-17T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Magic 6 defeated Port Lightning 5

Wonga Warriors 5 defeated Miallo Hotshots 4

Ladder-Round 1
Mossman Magic
Wonga Warriors
Port Lightning
Miallo Hotshots
Round one of our Monday night hockey saw two tight games showcasing skill, speed and multiple goal scoring.
Mossman Magic had a great second half after being down -2-3 at half time.

The Warriors and the Hotshots are two very equal sides and the scoreboard showed that with Wonga taking the points.

There are plenty of places in all teams so if you would like to give Hockey a go, then come down on Monday night at 6 pm. Call Greg 0481086056 for more details.
42. Douglas Hockey Association Douglas Hockey Association Monday night Adults Round 1
Monday 17 August 2020
2020-08-17T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Magic 6 defeated Port Lightning 5

Wonga Warriors 5 defeated Miallo Hotshots 4

Ladder-Round 1
Mossman Magic
Wonga Warriors
Port Lightning
Miallo Hotshots
Round one of our Monday night hockey saw two tight games showcasing skill, speed and multiple goal scoring.
Mossman Magic had a great second half after being down -2-3 at half time.

The Warriors and the Hotshots are two very equal sides and the scoreboard showed that with Wonga taking the points.

There are plenty of places in all teams so if you would like to give Hockey a go, then come down on Monday night at 6 pm. Call Greg 0481086056 for more details.
43. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Monday 17 August 2020
2020-08-17T00:00:00+10:00
Dragons defeated JCU - 4 to 3 On Monday night the Douglas United Dragons hosted the league leaders and unbeaten JCU side. Dragons who are now sitting second in the league wanted to prove a point to the high flyers and bounce back from several disappointing results. The Dragons were without experienced midfielders Dan Tiffin who broke his leg in the match last Friday and Billy Pycroft who is still suspended, a good crowd had turned out on a slick playing surface which had just been watered.

JCU player/coach Jamie Gosling taking the reins early in the match trying to make inroads into the Douglas defence. The inexperienced referee was taking the flow from the game stopping play regularly, sometimes for no apparent reason, this was frustrating both teams and no one could really gain the upper hand.

The Dragons finally managed to string a few passes together and push into JCU territory which resulted in an early goal to Jamie Quinn who struck a low accurate shot from the edge of the goal box into the left side of the goal, the keeper stretching but the shot too well placed. Dragons 1-0.

JCU were fired up and immediately went on the attack, a powerful shot towards the Dragons goal, the ball deflected off a Dragons defender and looped over the diving keeper Heath Melton. 1-1. Now half way through the first half and the game was end to end, with two quality sides both looking dangerous. It was the Dragons who struck next, Adriano Gualtieri with a long range left foot power drive which smashed into the corner of the net, a magnificent strike. Dragons 2-1. Shortly after another attack from the Dragons putting pressure on the young JCU keeper, and striker Rodrigo Navarro was on hand to neatly slot the ball home. Dragons 3-1.

JCU again lifting there game, pushing forward with more venom, they shot from the edge of the Dragons goal box, Melton with a good save palmed the ball wide towards the sideline, the lose ball chased down by a Dragons defender and JCU attacker who slipped and the referee who was 35m away surprisingly blew for a penalty to the astonishment of both sides. Penalty converted.

Halftime after a sensational 45 minutes and Dragons 3-2.

The second half started with the referee trying to gain control, blowing the whistle for every tackle and now issuing yellow cards repeatedly, the game suffering as a result, the match was played in good spirits with both sides just wanting to play quality football, players and spectators astounded at some of the decisions.
The Dragons were playing confidentally starting to outplay the league leaders, Gary Cunningham having a blinding game in the midfield. Dragons defenders were like a brick wall at the back, JCU were starting to run out of time. However in the 75minute a slip by a Dragons defender allowed JCU's Gosling through on goal and he slotted the ball into the corner of the net. 3-3.

The Dragons weren't done, they were outplaying JCU, clearly the better side. The referee issuing at least half a dozen yellow cards in the second continued to influence the game, shortly after sending a Dragons player off for descent. Dragons now down to 10 but still playing well and it didn't take long for the pressure to pay off with Rodrigo Navarro scoring his second from close range after pouncing on a lose ball.

Dragons clinching the win 4-3 after an epic game ending the JCU dominance, the crowd were on the edge of their seats for 90 minutes, congratulations to both teams for showing great sportsmanship in testing times with an inexperienced referee.

Dragons will travel to Cairns this Friday to play Edge Hill tigers hoping to continue their good form.
44. Mossman Bowls Club Men's Bowls
Saturday 15 August 2020
2020-08-15T00:00:00+10:00
Mossman Men's Results.

32 players for Jackpot Bowls last Saturday. On rink 4 with a draw (22 all) Chris Payne, Mark Perica & Nev Fletcher against Peter Busch, Les Phillips & Rob Cotton. On rink 5, at +1 (19 to 18) a win to Tony Kessler, Dick Pitt & Gordon Henderson against Terry Richards, Doug Pitt & Peter Gorsuch. On rink 6, at +6 (20 to 14) a win to Eric Smith, Nev Tesch & Rob House against John Fleming, Bob Lawrie & Peter Worley. On rink 2, at +10 (26 to 16) a win to Dave Blain & Col Widdows against Col Johnson & Bob Ashford. On rink 7, at +16 (28 to 12) and the winners for the day, Steve Heffernan, Daryl Hoskins & Tony Brlyack against Ted Holmes, Steve Cue & Joe Girgenti. In the Club Championship games, on Saturday, at +10 (25 to 15) a win to Dave White & Sas against John Arnold & Charlie Toohey.

In the B Grade, a win to Bob Hando 27 to Col Widdows 23. A win to John Arnold 27 to David White (17). In the Handicap Singles, a win to Ted Holmes (-5) 25 to Sas (-4) 18. In the Mixed Pairs a win to Margaret Heffernan & Dick Pitt (22) to Eric Smith & Honey (13). This Saturday, in the Club Championship, a game of 4s of Peter Busch, Colt Dwyer, Kiwi (Sub for Dave Egan) & Chris Payne to play Billy Smith, Bruce Lester, Ted Pitt & Sas. This Sunday (9am), in the B Grade, John Arnold to play Dick Pitt and in the Handicap Singles, Col Widdows to play Billy Smith and Bruce Lester to play Steve Cue. Also, this Sunday (1pm), in the Mixed Pairs Final, David White & Trish Arnold to play Margaret Heffernan & Dick Pitt. For Jackpot Bowls this Saturday, names in by 12 noon with card call at 12.45pm. For anyone interested in playing bowls, either for the first time or returning to the game, please contact David White on 0407 630 759.
45. Douglas Hockey Association Douglas Hockey Association Juniors round 2
Sunday 16 August 2020
2020-08-16T00:00:00+10:00
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Results and ladder from yesterday's Junior matches
Daintree Dynamos 5 Julatten Allstars 0
Mossman Magic 7-Wonga Warriors 1
Miallo Hotshotsts 5 Port Lightning 2
Daintree Dynamos 5 Julatten Allstars 0
The Dynamos led by Coach Cory are shaping as the form side at the top of the table.
Best players-Oliver Sayed, Pru Dean and Harper Soxsmith
The Allstars led by Coach Lou have a number of new players but never stop trying each week.
Best players-Conrad Perkins, Jayeldon Mamariko and Ellie Oliver Doobs
Mossman Magic 7-Wonga Warriors 1
The Magic led by stand in coach Holly this week are in 2nd place are pushing for top spot
Best players-Eli Smith, Emanual Cawkwell and Toby Evans
The Warriors led by Coach Terry have a great fighting spirit
Best players-Ashley Lalara, Blake Nimmi, Dylan Prins
Miallo Hotshotsts 5 Port Lightning 2
Coach Greg fought hard, especially in the second half
Best Players Tim Johnson, Rafael Coombe and Dustin Dobbs Oliver

Ladder
1 Daintree Dynamos
2. Mossman Magic
3. Port Lightning
4. Miallo Hotshots
5. Wonga Warriors
6. Julatten Allstars

46. Port Douglas Reef Raiders FNQ Rugby
Saturday 15 August 2020
2020-08-15T00:00:00+10:00
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Raiders defeated Cairns Brothers - 18 to 12 The Port Douglas Reef Raiders were too strong at home for the Cairns Brothers Rugby Union Club.

Pictured: Raider's William Brown with the ball. Image: Joanne Cowe
47. Port Douglas Crocs AFL Club AFL Cairns
Saturday 15 August 2020
2020-08-15T00:00:00+10:00
Seniors - Port Douglas 34.16.220 defeated North Cairns 3.1.19
Reserves - Port Douglas 24.18.162 defeated North Cairns 2.0.12
Both Port Douglas teams travelled to the North Cairns Tigers Football Club to play on Saturday, both coming away with convincing wins to remain undefeated in 2020.
48. Douglas United Football Club - Dragons NQ Football Second Division
Friday 14 August 2020
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The Douglas Dragons defeated the Edge Hill Tigers: 3 -1 On Friday night the Douglas United Dragons hosted the Edge Hill Tigers, prior to the game the Dragons found themselves sitting 5th on the table and the Tigers 4th, this is foreign territory for the Dragons who haven't dropped below 2nd place in the last 2 seasons, but the top half of the table is very congested and every point counts.

A loss last week had the Dragons fired up at the start of this game, a few players missing through injury and suspension, but with a squad of over 20 twenty players meant the Dragons were at full strength. A good size crowd had gathered and witnessed a fast pace game with some hard tackling from both sides, the referee busy blowing freekicks. The Dragons were dominating the midfield, Gary Cunningham and Captain Dan Tiffin were controlling the game and feeding the strikers. Dan Ferrero came close to scoring several times showing good skills down the right flank, the Tigers goalkeeper was young and inexperienced dropping the ball several times, the Dragons strikers pressuring him but not able to find the net.

The Dragons defence was looking strong, the Tigers rarely ventured into danger areas and if they did their shots were from difficult positions. It took a while for the Dragons pressure to finally pay off, in the 35th minute Manu Dominguez rose high from a corner, his text book header from 3 metres in front pounded off the crossbar, rose high the air, everyone seemed to freeze and it bounced in front of goal and the spin off the ball carried it into the net, an unusual goal but Dragons 1-0.

The 2nd half started with much the same, Dragons dominating all areas, Salgira Mrong was finding space down the right and putting some good crosses over. However the next goal came from the left, in the 55th minute Nathan Borzi put a long ball through just behind the Tigers defence, Xavi Aranda raced onto it, went around the advancing keeper and tucked the ball into the net, a high quality goal, Dragons 2-0.

The Tigers were still having trouble getting into the Dragons half, their frustration was showing and several yellow cards were issued for dangerous tackles. Not letting up the Dragons continued to push, Rodrigo Navarro received the ball on the corner of the goal box, he turned quickly and shot at goal, however he scuffed the ball and it rolled towards to keeper who had it easily covered, but to everyone's amazement and the Tigers horror, the young keeper let the ball through his legs and in. Everyone feeling a little sorry for the keeper but Dragons now 3-0.

The Tigers seemed to grow another leg in the last 15 minutes of the game, they won several corners, Ben Syrett, Adam Howell and Chris Allan Baker all doing well to shut down the many Tigers raids. Their persistence paid off in the 80th minute, a long ball in behind the Dragons defence had the defenders turning, Dragons goalkeeperHeath Melton came out to meet the ball but found himself in 'no man's land', the Tigers striker neatly chipped it over to score.

The final score was a much needed 3-1 victory to the Dragons, they will need to improve their finishing if they are to compete with the top sides, they dominated the game only scoring one quality goal with 2 lucky goals.

Next game for the Dragons will be a big showdown, Dragons now sitting 2nd on the ladder after this win will face the undefeated and top side James Cook University. The last encounter between these sides was 3 weeks ago and resulted in a thrilling 3-3 tie. The game will be on Monday night at the Port Douglas Sporting complex at 8pm, come down and see the battle of the top two sides and enjoy the BBQ and drinks from host Matty Smith.
49. Mossman & District Rifle Club Target Shooting
Saturday 15 August 2020
2020-08-15T00:00:00+10:00
Five members shot Double 700 metres on Saturday afternoon at the Mossman and District Rifle Range - conditions were hot and hazy.

F Class (scope) Division, 10/11 shot matches
Roger 39.0 - 50.1 Tot 89.1
John Brentson 50.0 - 57.1 Tot 107.1
Norbert Schmidt 55.4 - 55.0 Tot 110.4
Bill Kromwyk 53.2 - 64.4 Tot 117.6

Target Rifle - Peep Sight 10/11 shot matches
Rick Mischlewski 50.5 - 50.4 Tot 100.9

Next Shoot will be Saturday 22/8/2020 the range shot will be 500 metres.

The club welcomes any visitors and new members, shooting commences at 1.30 pm.

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