Kats keep their cool to con­tinue dom­i­nance over the gal­lant Wolves

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

A steady ef­fort from the Wick­ham Wolves was not enough to phase the Kar­ratha Kats in their round 2 match-up on Fri­day, with Kar­ratha com­ing out on top by 34 points.

The two sides, who last faced off in an elec­tri­fy­ing 2016 pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal that de­nied the Wolves a grand fi­nal spot in the dy­ing min­utes, met for the first time this year at Wick­ham Oval on Fri­day.

Kar­ratha did well to get an early lead un­der their belts — and could have had more, slot­ting in 4.4 (28) to Wick­ham’s 1.2 (8) by the quar­ter­time siren. Wick­ham clawed their way into the game in the sec­ond term and got within six points of their op­po­nents, set­ting up a real con­test for the last half.

But it got away from them in a third quar­ter in which Kats com­pletely dom­i­nated the score­board.

They held Wick­ham to a mere point while scor­ing an­other five goals them­selves thanks to some good ac­cu­racy.

It was too much for the Wolves to come back from in the last term, lead­ing to a 13.8 (86) to 7.10 (52) fi­nal re­sult.

Matthew Tamm was the Kats’ best goal­kicker with four ma­jors to his name. The Kats had a big­ger win in the re­serves match, in which they sub­jected the home side to a 55-point de­feat at 11.14 (80) to 5.5 (35).

The Kats kicked away in the sec­ond half of the game, while Wick­ham fal­tered and were un­able to make up any of their lost ground.

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