Francis bags seven as Kats pile on the pain

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Sharks Jack Tocas disposing of the ball
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Karratha Kats mowed down the Dampier Sharks to secure top spot on the ladder at the midway point of the North Pilbara Football League season.

In the Friday night clash at Windy Ridge Oval the Kats kept the Sharks goalless in the opening term while racking up three goals from their five scoring shots to hold a 19-point lead at quarter-time.

The mauling continued in the second term, with the Kats adding a further three goals to their tally, while the Sharks were able to kick 1.1 as the lead blew out to 31 points at the main break.

Kats came out swinging in the second half, crushing the Sharks’ resistance with a five-goal haul to put any hope of an upset to bed.

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With a 63-point lead going into the final term, the Kats continued to pile on the pain, kicking a further 3.2 to the Sharks’ one straight to cruise to victory by 77 points. The final score was Karratha Kats 14.8 (92) to the Sharks 2.5 (15).

With seven goals, Brynn Francis was the standout player for the Kats, bringing his tally to 10 goals for the season, with Brayden Lee also kicking two goals. Reece Stewart and Euston Toby kicked Dampier’s only two goals.

In the reserves, the Kats dominated the Sharks, on their way to a 48 point win.

Kats led early and refused to let up, blasting their way to victory 10.10 (70) to the Sharks 3.4 (22).

Jackson Davey kicked five goals for the Kats while Colin Skeen, Lance Jungine,and Brandon Hicks scored goals for the Sharks.

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