Football: Kalamunda Cougars A Grade start season with narrow win over Kingsway Roos

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A GRADE football was back at Ray Owen Reserve with the Kalamunda Cougars taking on the newly promoted Kingsway Roos.

The colts kicked off proceedings in the best way possible defeating the Roos 9.6 (60) to 5.8 (38), a massive effort from the youngsters in for the majority their first game of senior football.

Brett Quinn started the season where he left off last with the best-on-ground award.

The reserves were next and it was great to see a few familiar faces back at the Cougars.

They matched it with Kingsway for the majority of the game but eventually went down 4.6 (30) to 9.6 (60).

The final game of the afternoon was to a fresh-faced A grade team with five players playing their first league game for the club.

The Cougars led throughout but Kingsway rallied late and had a shot at goal after the siren to win.

The kick went wide and Kalamunda prevailed, winning 13.2 (80) to 11.10 (76).

Player/coach Justin Simpson kicked five goals and Brett van Groningen was superb off half back.

The E1s headed to Carine Open Space to take on Hamersley, in a bit of a seesawing match which featured eight colts lining up for the Cougars.

The straight kicking of the Hawks saw them take the win 11.3 (69) to 7.6 (48).

Next weekend they host West Coast Cowan at Ray Owen, while the A grade teams travel to a strong Fremantle CBC in round 2.

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