Football: Kalamunda Cougars suffer narrow defeat to Scarborough

Football: Kalamunda Cougars suffer narrow defeat to Scarborough

KALAMUNDA Cougars battled old rival Scarborough on the weekend and came away with three wins out of the five games.

The Colts recorded their second straight win, getting up by 12 points 8.10 (58) to 7.4 (46). Ash Bartlett and Ryan Newbold were among the best as the boys look to even their record next week.

The Reserves recorded a strong win 9.7 (61) to 4.10 (34). Still no love on the vote cards for captain Beau Barratt, with Giles Dent and best on ground Jay Rakich leading the way.

The League team suffered another narrow defeat 9.8 (62) to 8.10 (58).

In a hard-fought contest, Mitchell McKenzie was again among the best players, with reigning two-time best and fairest Brett van Groningen putting on a sparkling display to be best on ground.

The lower grades also faced Scarborough, with the D2 League team losing their first game of the season.

The best players were Kris Trenberth and Daniel Henderson.

A depleted D2 Reserves team didn’t let last week’s injuries stop them as they thumped the opposition 13.13 (91) to 4.2 (26). Despite captain Luke Reilly assuring me he was near best afield, there was no mention of him again come awards time, with Zac Batsioudis best and beloved colt Tom Blatch performing well.