Kats wear down fight­ing Fal­cons in sea­son’s last Kar­ratha derby

Pilbara News - - Sport - Ali­cia Per­era

The third and last Kar­ratha derby of the North Pil­bara Foot­ball League sea­son on Fri­day was a close one.

The game was won by the Kar­ratha Kats, but it was not for want of try­ing from a fight­ing Fal­cons side.

The Kats man­aged to come from be­hind and get a 13-point win on Bul­garra Oval against their crosstown ri­vals.

The re­sult moves Kats back up into sec­ond po­si­tion on the NPFL lad­der at the end of round 13, jump­ing above the Dampier Sharks with one ex­tra win un­der their belt.

It was an­other near-miss for the Fal­cons, who are at the bot­tom of the ta­ble with one win de­spite chal­leng­ing many teams through­out the sea­son.

In Fri­day’s game, Fal­cons were ahead for most of the first half and with a one-goal lead at half-time had set them­selves up well for the sec­ond half.

How­ever, Kats turned the tide in the third quar­ter, scor­ing four goals to Fal­cons’ two.

It put them in front on the score­board, and they kept that mo­men­tum go­ing in the last term. The fi­nal re­sult was 14.6 (90) to 11.11 (77) to the Kats.

Rory Miller and Cur­tis Doughty were the Kats’ best scor­ers with five and four goals, re­spec­tively.

Brett Davy scored three goals for Fal­cons.

The Kar­ratha Kats also over­came their op­po­nents by a close mar­gin in the re­serves match. The game was neck-and­neck un­til the fi­nal term, with only two points in it at three-quar­ter­time.

At the fi­nal siren, it was the Kats who pre­vailed by seven points with a fi­nal score of 9.8 (62) to 8.7 (55).

Shaun Der­schow kicked four goals for Kats and Jeremy Re­gan slot­ted four home for the Fal­cons.

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