Falcons reserves make preliminary final
Karratha Falcons reserves did enough to overpower cross-town rivals the Kats and make the preliminary final after a tense game on Saturday night.
In the often evenly matched contest at Millars Well Oval, it was the Falcons who proved most able to prevail in tight spots of the game, mainly because of better consistency as the Kats suffered from kicking and conversion woes. The opening quarter had plenty of defensive pressure and physical play,with a lot on the line for both teams who had an even win-loss ratio on the ladder at the season’s end.
An even quarter-time score of 3.1 (19) reflected that further.
Falcons had a strong second quarter and were 16 points up, though, putting their opponents on the back foot at half-time.
Kats came into the third quarter looking determined and succeeded in slowing down the play to re-claim control of the game, closing the margin completely to tie the game up at a 6.5 (41) at three-quarter time.
But Falcons worked hard to get ahead in the decisive final term while Kats failed to come up with the answers.
It meant a 9.6 (60) to 6.8 (44) win for Falcons that books their place in the preliminary final this weekend. They will play Port Hedland Rovers reserves at 4.30pm next Saturday in Wickham for a shot at the grand final.