Kats get the cream as Swans fade badly
Premiership favourites Karratha Kats ended South Hedland Swans’ seven-game winning streak in a close-fought game under the lights at Kevin Scott Oval on Saturday that drew a crowd upwards of 300.
Both teams came out firing in the first quarter, with the Kats managing the first goal before both teams went tit-for-tat and ended the term equal, on 15 points.
In the second quarter the Swans took flight, managing 1.3 while holding the Kats to just a single point to lead by eight points at the main break.
After licking their wounds at half-time the Kats were ready to pounce on their top-spot rivals in the third quarter.
Holding the Swans to 1.1, the Kats were able to take back the lead and put themselves in pole position heading into the final term with a handy 10-point lead.
The Swans were out of sorts in the second half and, after a lacklustre third quarter, their confidence seemed at an all-time low.
Unable to score even a single behind in the final quarter, the Swans could only watch as the Kats ran away with the game and, in doing so, overtook the Swans for the top position on the league ladder.
The final score was Karratha Kats 7.7 (49) to South Hedland Swans 4.7 (31).
Heading into the final round of the North Pilbara Football League the top four seems set in stone, with an almost impossible scenario of fifth-placed Karratha Falcons beating their cross-town rivals and league leaders Karratha Kats the only way for things to change.
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