Kalamunda Cougars bring down curtain on season with a loss to West Coast Cowan

Ben Bowness breaks away.
       Picture: Don Benson Photography
Ben Bowness breaks away.        Picture: Don Benson Photography

THE A grade Kalamunda Cougar teams wrapped up their season at Ray Owen Reserve on Saturday, and unfortunately came away without a win.

While going down to West Coast Cowan by 28 points, the league team still managed to avoid relegation and will continue on in A grade next season. Kalamunda’s “Italian mafia” Jason Brescacin and Matt Giglia were best afield.

Captain Beau Barratt capped off his stellar season with another best-on-ground performance, but the reserves lost by 44 points. Earlier the colts lost by 39 points with 17-year-old Sammy Hodgkins again in the votes.

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At Reid Oval the D2 league and reserves teams had their first finals against Whitfords, but came up short in both games.

Led by Zac Batsioudis, the D2 reserves started well but were wasteful in front of goal, and lost 7.6 (48) to 4.8 (32).

The D2 league team also started well, but lost midfield gun Ben Bowness to a shoulder injury in the second term.

Whitfords kicked away late to win by 28 points.

Matt van Herk was excellent for Kalamunda. Both teams will play next week in elimination finals.