Kats pull away in third quar­ter to de­mol­ish Rovers by 84 points

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

Lad­der lead­ers Kar­ratha Kats showed Port Hed­land Rovers no mercy in their round 5 league match last Satur­day, sub­ject­ing the vis­it­ing side to an 84-point pum­melling.

The match at the Kats’ Mil­lars Well ground saw the home team streak ahead with a scor­ing ram­page in the sec­ond half and high­lighted the Rovers’ con­tin­u­ing strug­gle this sea­son to get wins on the road. The game be­gan on an even foot­ing, with the Kats only two points ahead at the quar­ter­time break, 2.2 (14) to 2.0 (12).

They outscored Port Hed­land in the sec­ond quar­ter, but at 16 points down at half-time, the Rovers were still very much in the game.

How­ever, the third term was the clincher when the Kats came out fir­ing and pulled no punches on a mis­sion to boost their sea­son per­cent­age as much as pos­si­ble.

Kick­ing a whop­ping 7.5 to Rovers’ one point, they com­pletely dom­i­nated the quar­ter on the score­board and did enough dam­age to en­sure their op­po­nents had lit­tle chance of com­ing back.

The game was sealed af­ter Kar­ratha added an­other four unan­swered ma­jors to their tally in the fi­nal term, lead­ing to a fi­nal score of 16.11 (107) to 3.5 (23). Daniel Farmer was Kats’ top goal­kicker with five on the board, a fig­ure that takes his sea­son to­tal so far to 15 and clos­ing in on Wick­ham Wolves’ Claude Tay­lor, the league’s cur­rent top goal scorer with 18 ma­jors. Braedan Al­li­son also scored four for the Kats and Rory Miller kicked three.

The re­serves game was a top-two match-up, but it was one that the Kats also came out on top of, de­feat­ing their op­po­nents 13.15 (93) to 2.0 (12). Kar­ratha dom­i­nated and kicked con­sis­tently over the course of the game while Port Hed­land only man­aged one goal in each of the sec­ond and fourth quar­ters.

Shaun Der­schow, Brent McDonald and Steven Gor­don were the Kats’ high­est goal kick­ers.

Port Hed­land still re­tain their sec­ond spot on the re­serves lad­der, how­ever, while the Kats are out in front and un­de­feated.

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