Football: Kalamunda Cougars D grade suffer two-point loss to Wembley


Courtney Graefling marks strongly.
Courtney Graefling marks strongly.

KALAMUNDA’S D grade league team suffered a heart breaking loss to Wembley at home on Saturday, going down 5.4 (34) to 5.2 (32).

With Ben Bowness out injured, the Cougars lacked the ball winning ability through the middle of the ground and to three-quarter had managed just two goals.

But in the last quarter Kalamunda fought back hard, kicking three goals in 10 minutes to get within two points, but unfortunately they couldn’t get in front and their season is now over.

Tyrone Clark was best afield for Kalamunda, with Daniel Donnelly also playing well.

Earlier the D2 reserves had a good win against Quinns Districts, and they move on to a preliminary final next week. Slow to start, the Cougars had managed just four points to half time, but came alive in the third quarter kicking five goals and hanging on to record a seven-point win 5.6 (36) to 4.5 (29).

Despite not being at all photogenic, Luke Reilly stood up well down back with Matt van Herk again outstanding for Kalamunda, and Kevin Cox best on ground.