Football: Kalamunda Cougars claims two rousing victories over Whitfords


Scott Smith goes for the mark.
Scott Smith goes for the mark.

WITH the Kalamunda A grade boys enjoying a bye, the D grade teams took on old foe Whitfords at Ray Owen Reserve on Saturday and enjoyed two rousing victories.

The D2 reserves kicked things off with a 65-point thumping of Whitfords, which saw Kalamunda leapfrog them into second spot on the ladder and secure a finals berth with one round remaining.

Simon Bycroft showed his class around the stoppages, with Matt van Herk switching into the ruck and dominating around the ground, and best on Kyle Ajduk providing plenty of run off half back.

There was plenty of niggle late in the D2 league team’s come-from-behind victory, with Kalamunda getting up by four points after Tom Martin slotted the winning goal two minutes before full time. Matt Benson copped it all day but kicked an important goal late, with Ben Bowness doing as he pleased to lead the way for Kalamunda.

Shane Neillings and Daniel Yaksich also played well for Kalamunda as the boys secured a top two finish and now look ahead to North Beach away this weekend.