Close for Cougars
A-GRADE football was back at Ray Owen Reserve, with the Kalamunda Cougars taking on the newly promoted Kingsway Roos.
The colts kicked off proceedings in the best way possible, defeating the Roos 9.6 (60) to 5.8 (38), a massive effort from the youngsters in their first game of senior football for most.
Brett Quinn started the season where he left off, with the best-on-ground award.
The reserves were next and it was great to see a few familiar faces back at the Cougars. They matched it with Kingsway for most of the game but eventually went down 4.6 (30) to 9.6 (60).
The final game of the afternoon was to a fresh-faced A-grade team, with five players playing their first league game for the club.
Kingsway rallied late and had a shot at goal after the siren to win but Kalamunda prevailed 13.2 (80) to 11.10 (76).