Saturday 7th August
• Year 8 v Jandakot
Coming off a strong win last week against Kelmscott it seemed our boys went in underestimating Jandakot.
Errors throughout the game made the Kats work hard, harder than they possibly expected would be necessary.
The chemistry returned in the last term and it was a confident finish, cementing their position at the top of the table, but the coaches warned them that playing a scrappy game would not get them through finals footy and the boys all left with something to think about.
Congrats to Bowie Mooring on celebrating his 50th game.
Final score Winnacott 11:10: 76 to Jandakot 4:5: 29
Sunday 8th August
• Year 9/10 Girls v Willetton
This week we played Willetton at home .
The girls held them to one goal in the first quarter with the breeze .
Well done girls.
Looking forward to the Eagles hat fire on Friday at training.
• Year 10 v Attadale
The Kats managed to kick the opening goal of the game, but were generally off the pace as Attadale made the most of the northerly breeze to kick the next four to lead by 21 points. Player rotations were made a little more challenging when 50th game player Hayden Sharpe left the ground at the 15 min mark of the first quarter with a broken left wrist. You will be sorely missed Hayden and we wish you all the best for a speedy recovery.
To the boys credit, they attacked hard in the second quarter, but Attadale were also up for the fight and following a goal right on the half time siren, the Bombers had extended their lead to 23 points.
The Kats knew the first 5 minutes of the 3rd quarter would be critical and two quick goals in succession had the margin back to 11 points. However, Attadale’s size and run over powered the Kats in the last 10 minutes of the term piling on four unanswered goals to stretch the margin out to 37 points.
The 10’s are a resilient bunch of boys and with many carrying injuries and a number being checked on the bench following head knocks, the coaches asked for a final 20 minute effort with the challenge of not allowing Attadale to score a goal. The quarter started brilliantly with 2 early goals and a third soon after. Unfortunately we ran out of time to close the margin but we achieved our goal and held them scoreless in the final quarter. In fact the Kats outscored the Bombers over the last three quarters.
Score: Attadale 11:8 (74) d Winnacott 9:2 (56)
Goals: Bailey, Cooper, Henry (2), Ky, Harvey and Zac (1)
Congratulations to Ben and Cooper Elliott on their 100th game and to Hayden Sharpe for playing his 50th.
• Year 11/12 v Bull Creek Leeming
With only three rounds left of season 2021 the boys knew the importance of getting a win today.
Great leading and running into space resulted in two goals for the Kats early in the first quarter. The Kats defence was equally as impressive and at the end of the first 20 minutes the Kats had a handy 12 point lead.
Outstanding team work and determined second efforts, in very slippery conditions, had the Kats add 4 goals 2 to the scoreboard in the second quarter. Bull Creek Leeming were kept goalless by a formidable back line.
After the main break the Kats continued to dominate. The midfield ran hard to deliver the ball to the forwards, who in turn added another 4 goals 1 to the score. The boys in the back line provided a powerful, almost impenetrable wall each time the opposition tried to advance the ball forward.
The Kats maintained control of the game and constantly moved up the ground, having seven kicks for goals. Unfortunately a few of the kicks were a bit wayward, but the boys have lots to be proud of and came away with a great win.
Final score Kats 11:10.76 to Bull Creek Leeming 4:4.28
Goals – Chadd, Charlie, Riley, Terry (2) Callan, Fraser, Taj (1)
Wishing Oscar a speedy recovery after he badly dislocated his thumb in the 2nd quarter.