Saturday 12th June

• Year 8 v Hammond Park
This was our first game in 2nd division after being regraded and we thought it would be a tough and close game.

Hammond Park were definitely more aggressive than other teams, but in the end better skills and a bigger bench came through for us.
The first half was quite scrappy and a lot of turnovers caused by a greasy ball. At each break our boys were reminded to back up their fellow players and shepherd.

After the first spell we were in front 3:2 to 0:3. Despite spending most of the time in Hammond Park’s back line and having plenty of scoring shots in the second quarter, by half time we’d only extended our lead by two points.

The second half was a more fluid game and we witnessed more end to end footy winning clearances with greater intensity and getting more numbers to the ball. A goal from the Kats in the opening minute of the fourth quarter was a fantastic example of link up play and this led to a goal fest. Injuries undermined Hammond Park’s efforts’ but the Kats were the better team and the final score was Kats 14:8: 92 to Hammond Park 3:3: 21.
• Year 9 v Kwinana
Our first run against Kwinana who came in to our comp from the division above.

After a fast start by Kwinana, our boys played a monster 3rd quarter, at 3/4 time the scores were levelled. Just couldn’t quite get the job done in the 4th, Kwinana taking the game by a margin of 10.

Final Score Kwinana 13.11.89 to Kats 11.13.79

Sunday 13th June

• Year 4 Jaguars v Willetton
This week’s Round 6 found the Winnacott Kats Year 4 Jaguars playing a home game against Willetton off a long weekend shuffle around of fixtures.

Although the scoreboard didn’t reflect the intensity of the game, our young Jaguars played hard at the ball on all occasions. This resulted in some players sustaining a couple of injuries. Hopefully these gun players can bounce back next week.

This weeks personal best awards go to Leighton and Oliver. Both had amazing games and tried their best to make an impact on the game. Excellent positioning, disposals and intensity.
• Year 9/10 Girls v Willetton
The girls played Willetton away this week.

The first quarter saw our girls right in the contest from the first bounce .

The game was a willing affair with both teams playing good hard football.

Easily our best 4 quarter game and once again the girls improved as a team .
Well done girls.
Thanks to the girls who gave up some time Saturday for the Bunnings sausage sizzle.
• Year 10 v South Coogee
After a brilliant first 5 rounds and a percentage of 529%, the Year 10’s were promoted to the Red division of an adjusted competition schedule.

Waiting for the Kats was the toughest of tests in South Coogee who had also won their first 5 games.

The Kats exploded out from the first bounce and by quarter time enjoyed an 8 point lead. The boys were quick, skilful and worked well as a team, however did note that it was a significant step up in game intensity. Inaccurate kicking by the Kats had the scores all tied up at half time even though the Kats had double the scoring shots. South Coogee flexed their muscles in the 3rd quarter kicking 4 goals to open up a 24 point lead. However the Kats showed their true character and fought to the very end, winning the last quarter to finally go down by 17 points.

The boys can be incredibly proud of their efforts and attack next week’s game with plenty of confidence knowing they will be a competitive team in the “Red” division.

Final score: South Coogee 9:3 (57) d Winnacott 5:10 (40).
Goals: Cooper (2), Jack, Sam and Xavier (1)
Finally a big thankyou to Ben and Cooper Elliott and Bailey Mexsom for assisting the club at the Bunnings sausage sizzle fundraiser on Saturday.
• Year 11/12 v South Coogee
The Kats were up against South Coogee, a side they had not played before.
South Coogee led at the first break by 7 points.

The Kats had more scoring shots than South Coogee in the 2nd quarter, however wayward kicking by the Kats saw the margin stretch to 11 points in favour of the opposition at the main break.

In the 3rd quarter the Kats regrouped and kicked 4 goals 3 to South Coogee’s 1 goal 2. The Kats were in front by 8 points as they prepared to play out the last quarter.

The final term saw the Kats increase their lead, however a 3rd goal kicked by South Coogee in the dying minutes of the game saw the away team snatch the win.

Final Score South Coogee 8.7.55 to Kats 7.1.53

Goals to Jack B (4) and one each to Ethan B, Terry and Mitchell.