Swans glide to win over Kats

Pilbara News - - Sport -

Last year’s North Pil­bara Football League pre­miers the Kar­ratha Kats will watch the fi­nals from the side­line af­ter bow­ing out in their must-win last game of the reg­u­lar sea­son against the South Hed­land Swans.

A de­ter­mined Swans side needed a mas­sive points dif­fer­en­tial to top the Dampier Sharks on the lad­der, trav­el­ling strongly for the match and wind­ing up the win­ners 17.15 (117) to 6.4 (40).

Although a big gap, it wasn’t enough to push them in front of the Sharks, who beat the Kar­ratha Fal­cons.

The Kats were on a five-game slide, but had one last shot for fourth spot on their home ground at Millars Well.

Swans led all the way through the match.

They opened it up in the sec­ond pe­riod, tak­ing a 9.5 (59) to 4.3 (27) lead go­ing into the sec­ond half.

From there the Swans kept Kats’ scor­ing to a min­i­mum and fur­ther opened up their lead.

Jack Cop­pin kicked three goals for the Swans, while Mor­ris Cop­pin nabbed two, and Jesse Simp­son got three.

Lee Roser had two for the Kats in a dis­ap­point­ing end to their sea­son.

The re­serves match was com­pletely dif­fer­ent.

Kats took a com­mand­ing 10.6 (66) to 5.1 (31) lead at half­time.

The Kats man­aged to coast the rest of the way through the match, with a slight come­back by Swans in the fourth snuffed out 13.8 (86) to 8.4 (52).

Kats re­serves will play the Wick­ham Wolves in Dampier for the first semi­fi­nal.

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