Kats play it cool to keep Swans at bay

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Karratha Kats kept extending their lead against the South Hedland Swans.
Camera IconKarratha Kats kept extending their lead against the South Hedland Swans. Credit: Pictures: Sophia Constantine

Ladder leaders the Karratha Kats remain in good shape after a 74-point win over South Hedland Swans at Kevin Scott Oval at the weekend.

Warm weather attracted a large crowd of spectators who watched as the teams put on a good show at the Swans’ home ground.

The Kats opened the game with a strong first quarter, booting three goals and gaining a lead they were not to relinquish for the rest of the game.

By half-time, the Kats had clearly outpaced the Swans, leading by 33 points, 50-17.

Daniel Farmer and Matthew Tamm each slotted five goals for the Kats, and Frazer Palmer played well to add a further three goals to the scoreline.

The Kats’ goals took the wind from beneath the wings of the Swans, who finished with a score of 5.1 (42).

Kats president Shane Harris said he was pleased with where the team was sitting at this point in the season.

“The boys followed our structures and executed the game plan pretty well,” he said.

“They really ran away with it in the last part of the game.”

The Kats will compete against Dampier Sharks this weekend, who are sitting at third place on the ladder. “Dampier is in pretty good form so we certainly won’t be taking it easy ... they are up and about,” Harris said.

Karratha Kats remain at the top of the ladder, followed by Wickham Wolves and the Dampier Sharks, while South Hedland Swans sit one place below in fourth position.

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