The Karratha Kats secured second position on the ladder heading into finals with a hard-fought win on the road against the South Hedland Swans at Kevin Scott Oval on Saturday. The Swans sit in fifth position and are unlikely to make finals after a 10.11 (71) to 8.10 (58) loss to the Kats in round 13 of the North Pilbara Football League. The away side came out strong when they booted the first four goals of the match to stun South Hedland. A dominant first quarter performance from the visitors gave them a 25-point lead at the first break. And they held that lead as they headed into half time, looking in control of the match. A dominant performance by Jedd White in ruck for Karratha made his midfielders job easier and gave them first use around the contest. White also scored three goals in a best on ground performance. Charlie Fountain and Mitch Barnes contributed with two majors each for the Kats while Jayden Brown and Frankie Pickett booted two majors for the Swans. The visitors did a successful job of shutting down the Swans’ goal scoring small forward Kevin Geary, who had snagged 15 majors heading into Saturday’s fixture but only managed one goal for the losing team as the Kats defence was too strong. For the home side, Malcolm Anderson was best on ground in the midfield and competed hard all night. Kane Edwards also battled well for the Swans and Dempsey Kelly was consistent. The Swans face a big challenge next week when they travel to play the undefeated Dampier Sharks. The Sharks destroyed fellow Hedland side the Rovers by 160 points on Saturday and have not looked like losing a game all year. The Kats will travel to face the Wickham Wolves in round 14, who won over the Falcons by 86 points on the weekend. The clash will feature second vs third on the ladder and could be crucial in deciding the top four come finals.