Saturday 24th July
• Year 8 v Mundijong
Within B division prior to the regrade a few different teams had shared the top ladder positions.
Mundijong Blue had been one of the high performing teams so Winnacott wasn’t expecting an easy game.
We were 4 players down as well and many of our boys were a slighter build than the opposition.
Nevertheless our boys came out firing and pulled off some spectacular marks, but overall we had to work hard to maintain any ground.
At the end of the first quarter scores were equal 2:1.
It was going to be a fierce game and our back line had their work cut out for them.
The second quarter saw Mundijong add two goals to their score with some lucky bounces.
The Kats’ next opportunity resulted in a point before getting the two goals back and there was only a point in it at the midpoint.
The second half proceeded neck and neck, neither team giving up and the relatively low scores indicating how hard everyone on the ground was working.
Our boys tackled, backed up team mates and shepherded. It was an exciting display, but in the end Mundijong outplayed us by 1 point.
In the wet conditions ball control and staying on your feet were critical and the home team demonstrated these skills.
It was a messy game in more ways than one and should we meet Mundijong Blue again then it’s certain our boys will be very keen to square up the ledger.
Final score Mundijong 8:7: 55 to Kats 8:6: 54
A huge thanks to Elke for taking a fantastic set of photos throughout the game capturing all the action and emotion.
• Year 9 v Fremantle City Dockers
A dominant performance by the Kats, so pleasing to see a number of players build in effort, performance and confidence week after week.
On a sombre note, the game ended in the 3rd quarter when a serious injury was sustained by an FCD player (broken tibia). We wish Jordan well in his recovery.
Final score Kats 13.12.90 to FCD 2.0.12
Sunday 25th July
• Year 4 Jaguars v Attadale
This week was NAIDOC round so here the players are pictured as the acknowledgement is read.
Our team played a hard game with Luke H as our best on ground.
• Year 9/10 Girls v Piara Waters
The girls celebrated NAIDOC week with the acknowledgment of country pre game and played a great game of footy.
Again the girls played a hard brand of football, being very competitive in passages, and as always played with a great spirit.
• Year 10 v Cockburn
The Kats were challenged early by a fast running, determined and accurate goal kicking team and went into the first break down by 8 points.
The coaches challenged the boys to lift their intensity and we couldn’t have been prouder of how the boys gained and maintained their advantage. A tight defence, the footy smarts to spread the game by running to open spaces, excellent team play in the forward 50m and a willingness to successfully tackle their biggest players were team lifting moments.
The final margin was a win by 29 points.
Winnacott 12:6 (78) to Cockburn 7:7 (49).
Goal scorers: Henry (3), Bailey and Archie (2 each) and Harvey, Mitch, Youp, Sam and Marty all 1.
A huge thank you and congratulations on their individual games to our 3 Year 9 boys that played – Cahil Fitzgerald, Sam Nelson and Archie Tames.