Kalamunda Cougars league team move to share of top spot following win over Whitfords


Reserves coach Russell Banks addresses his team.
Reserves coach Russell Banks addresses his team.

THE Kalamunda Cougars D2 league team moved into equal top spot by giving old rival Whitfords a football lesson on Saturday, winning 13.13 (91) to 5.3 (33). Jimmy Outten played well with Ben Bowness finally getting some love from the coaches to be best on ground.

The D2 reserves team showed heart and grit (which they can do now without me in the team) and came out 15-point winners 10.5 (65) to 7.8 (50).

Ryan Adams led the midfield brigade with Matt van Herk best on again at Whitfords.

At Ray Owen, West Coast 2006 premiership player Steven Armstrong kicked seven goals to keep the league team close, but it wasn’t enough as they went down by 19 points: 14.9 (93) to 11.8 (74).

Fresh from being named in the under-23 state team, Mitchell “Big Sauce” McKenzie was also good.

The reserves lost by more than 10 goals after being reckless with ball use all day, and just as reckless that night by handing Jay Rakich the microphone for his best-on speech. Heartthrob Liam Radford competed hard all day, too.

The Colts were thereabouts at half-time again, but got overrun in the second half to go down 13.5 (83) to 4.3 (27).

Robbie Barker was good, with Matt Arnold best on.