Kats play it cool to keep Swans at bay

Pilbara News - - Sport - Sophia Constantine

Lad­der lead­ers the Kar­ratha Kats re­main in good shape af­ter a 74-point win over South Hed­land Swans at Kevin Scott Oval on the week­end.

Warm weather at­tracted a large crowd of spec­ta­tors who watched as the teams put on a good show at the Swans’ home ground.

The Kats opened the game with a strong first quar­ter, boot­ing three goals and gain­ing a lead they were not to re­lin­quish for the rest of the game.

By half-time, the Kats had clearly out­paced the Swans, lead­ing by 33 points, 50-17.

Daniel Farmer and Matthew Tamm each slot­ted five goals for the Kats, and Frazer Palmer played well to add a fur­ther three goals to the score­line.

The Kats’ goals took the wind from be­neath the wings of the Swans, who fin­ished with a score of 5.1 (42).

Kats pres­i­dent Shane Har­ris said he was pleased with where the team was sit­ting at this point in the sea­son.

“The boys fol­lowed our struc­tures and ex­e­cuted the game plan pretty well,” he said.

“They re­ally ran away with it in the last part of the game.”

The Kats will com­pete against Dampier Sharks this week­end, who are sit­ting at third place on the lad­der. “Dampier is in pretty good form so we cer­tainly won’t be tak­ing it easy . . . they are up and about.”

Kar­ratha Kats re­main at the top of the lad­der, fol­lowed by Wick­ham Wolves and the Dampier Sharks, while South Hed­land Swans sit one place be­low in fourth po­si­tion.

Pic­tures: Sophia Constantine

Kar­ratha Kats kept ex­tend­ing their lead against the South Hed­land Swans.

The ball flies from a con­tested mark.

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