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