Kats keep their cool to continue dominance over the gallant Wolves
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.