Gulls denied show in finals
COTTESLOE ended their season on a high, belting Kalamunda 52-0 at Hartfield Park.
The Gulls entered round 18 needing a bonus point victory to have any chance of sneaking into the semi finals and despite securing the bonus point win, Associates’ victory over Palmyra denied Cottesloe finals football.
Cott opened strongly when scrum half Charl Nieuwenhuis converted and took the score to 7-0 in the first 10 minutes of the game.
Gulls’ No. 6 Tobias Hoskins carried strongly to score Cottesloe’s second try with Nieuwenhuis converting to take the score to 14-0 at the 20-minute mark.
Kaisa Reidy scored the Gulls’ third try while Cottesloe hooker John Monk scored the fourth.
The flood gates opened by the 65th minute with another converted try taking the scoreline to 40-0.
Reidy’s second of the match along with five pointers from Nieuwenhuis and the competition’s top try scorer Ali Haining put an exclamation mark on a dominating 52-0 victory.