Karratha Kats purr in 30-goal demolition job of Rovers

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Camera IconKarratha Leisureplex. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr.

Karratha Kats demolished the visiting Port Hedland Rovers with huge wins in both the league and reserves round nine games on Saturday night.

In the league game, the Kats cemented their spot in second place on the NPFL ladder with a 184 point victory over the winless Rovers, 29.16 (190) to 1.0 (6).

Kats made their intentions clear in the first quarter when they kicked 9.5 (59) in a particularly high-scoring term.

They barely slowed down after that and went on to ratchet up a total of 29 goals by the game’s end.

The Rovers scored only one goal for the game — kicked by Liam Gangell in the first quarter —and were scoreless for the rest of the match.

Among the Kats’ main goal kickers were Matthew Tamm and Daniel Farmer who kicked six majors, Andrew Krakouer with four and Dylan Wilson, Kevin Seelander and Corey Byrne with three each.

The result in the night’s reserves match — a contest between the current top and bottom teams on the ladder — was only slightly less crushing for the Rovers, with the Kats winning 17.12 (114) to 0.7 (7).

Despite seven scoring opportunities, the Rovers could not convert and were only able to score behinds all match, with most of those coming in the third term when the team kicked four.

The Kats had no such trouble and steamrolled their opponents on the field and on the scoreboard, led by Dylan Hansen, Jake Spring and Jayden Brown who kicked five, four and three goals respectively.

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