Saturday 19th June
• Year 8 v Canning Vale Black
Early in this game the Kats realised they were in for a physical match.
We started off kicking with the breeze but only managed 2:2, the goals coming in the opening and closing seconds. Still we kept Canning Vale scoreless so at least that was a positive, but the concern was it wouldn’t be enough of a lead going into the second quarter when the wind would be against us.
During the second term Canning Vale was applying pressure trying to break through our back line and the ball spent a long time in the middle of the ground until a great intercept from Winnacott led to a long tussle and finally the Kats consistency wore Canning Vale down and resulted in a goal.
Going into half time the score was 7:4 to 0:0.
From there we didn’t drop the momentum and the last two quarters were testament to our boys working as a team, recovering quickly from a setback to make a second or third effort and fantastic end to end linking plays.
Final score Kats 15:10: 100 to Canning Vale 0:0: 0
Sunday 20th June
• Year 4 Panthers v Palmyra
Sundays game saw the Mighty Panthers travel to the home of the Palmyra Demons and luckily the rain clouds eased long enough for the Panthers to get their game in without getting drenched.
There were some great plays for the day from the likes of Tom Sloan, Ollie Daws and Archie Pike. Kaiya Fitzgerald enjoyed her run in the middle of the ground in just her third match but Marley Maddison was the Panther that took home the Fish & Chips award this week. Marley won this award because he just did not give up chasing the ball.
• Year 9/10 Girls v South Coogee
Another good hard game of footy for the girls.
A couple of milestones for Summer Fox and Shayla Templeton who reached 50 games.
Unfortunately Emma Goodwin suffered a pretty significant injury to her arm and will miss the rest of the season.
Rest up Emma .
• Year 10 v Hammond Park
The Year 10’s played Hammond Park at Botany Park in typical wet, wintery conditions on Sunday afternoon.
Hammond Park won the toss and kicked with the strong northerly breeze. The Kats were up for the fight and with some elite team play finished the quarter in front by the slimmest of margins.
Excellent ball use in the second term in looking for the longer targets saw the Kats open up a 24 point advantage by the main break.
The heavens really opened up in the third quarter making conditions increasingly difficult to play and with the use of the breeze Hammond Park reduced our lead to 17 points going into the last quarter.
The Kats certainly showed their endeavour and class in the final term and worked well as a team to eventually win by 27 points and record our first win the revised “Red” division.
Result: Winnacott 10:10 (70) d Hammond Park 6:7 (43)
Goals: Henry, Ky (3), Luke (2), Alex and Cooper (1).
• Year 11/12 v Canning Vale
The Year 11/12 team headed out to Clifton Park for the second time this season.
A wet and muddy field equated to plenty of slipping and sliding by players from both teams.
Some inaccurate kicking by Winnacott in the first term had Canning Vale in front by 4 points at quarter time.
Kicking 4.1 in the second to Winnacott’s 1.1 stretched the oppositions lead at the main break.
Winnacott revved up in the third quarter, narrowing the margin to 19 points.
Winnacott continued their attack on goals in the final term, kicking 4 goals to Canning Vale’s 2.1. Unfortunately at the final siren the Kats had missed out on victory by 8 points.
Kats 9.7 61 to Canning Vale 11.3 69
Goals: Riley (4), Jack B and Taj (2) and Terry (1).