Clinical Kats dispatch Sharks

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The Kats shut down the Sharks during their 67 point victory
Camera IconThe Kats shut down the Sharks during their 67 point victory Credit: Scott/Pilbar

The Karratha Kats ran rampant over the Dampier Sharks in the North Pilbara Football League’s latest round.

The Kats seized control of the game in the first quarter at Millars Well Oval on Friday night, bombarding their attacking 50 on their way to a three-goal lead.

Coming out strong in the second term, the Kats looked to build on their dominant position and were able to keep the Sharks goalless for the second quarter in a row.

The Kats controlled most of the ball during the term, but were wasteful in front of goal, kicking 2.5 to take a 35-point lead at half-time.

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The third quarter was the nail in the coffin for the Sharks’ hopes, with the Kats kicking four straight to the Sharks’ 2.2, extending their lead to 45 points at the final break.

In a five-goal final quarter the Kats completed their rout of the Sharks, storming to victory by 67 points to secure second place on the ladder.

The final score was Karratha Kats 14.9 (93) to Dampier Sharks 3.8 (26).

The Kats had 10 individual goal scorers in their scoring clinic, with Brayden Lee and Brynn Francis the stand-outs with three each. Reuben McCawley kicked two goals for the Sharks.

In the reserves, the Kats’ Jono Binsalleh put on a clinic with six goals to help his side dismantle the Dampier Sharks by 81 points. The Kats led at every change, taking a 41-point lead at the main break.

The Kats bagged another nine goals in a second-half scoring blitz to the Sharks three, to run away with the victory.

The final score was Karratha Kats 16.13 (109), over Dampier Sharks 4.4 (28).

Jono Binsalleh had a field day with a six-goal haul for the Kats, while his teammates Jackson Davey and Treval Clinch kicked three apiece.

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