Kats Reserves celebrate final win
The Karratha Kats reserves team kept the South Hedland Swans goalless in the first half to easily run away with the North Pilbara Football League reserves premiership at the weekend.
In a dominant display the Kats were triumphant 10.8 (68) to 1.8 (14) in front of a crowd of thousands who packed the boundary line of Kevin Scott Oval in South Hedland.
Club president Shane Harris said the team got off to a good start with the wind favouring their scoring end.
“We were winning a lot of ball out of the midfield,” he said.
“Brad Harris was best on ground for the game, he was getting a lot of possession out loose and through the midfield as well.
“We were dominating in the ruck with our two ruckman, Brendan Blizzard and Chris George.”
Mr Harris said Michael Smith stood up for the team in front of goal booting four goals for the game, the most of any player.
Meanwhile the Swans were kept to just the one goal from Jack Coppin; with the Kats defence, led by Braedon Atkins, leaving the home crowd with little to cheer about.
The celebrations for the Kats continued into the week with the team dressing up for their traditional Mad Monday event.
Mr Harris said it was pleasing for the reserves team to come away with the win but that it was disappointing the league team did not get a chance to defend their 2014 premiership. “From a club perspective a league premiership is the main goal but it wasn’t to be this year and we’re happy to come away with the reserves premiership,” he said.
The victorious Kats reserves team celebrate their 2015 premiership.
Kats reserves coach Craig Hawkes congratulates Braeden Atkins as he hands him his premiership medallion.
The South Hedland Swans reserves team struggled in front of goal, kicking just one major.