IN testing winter conditions, the D2 league team thrashed an under manned Quinns Districts team 22.21 (153) to 1.2 (8), with Ben Bowness doing as he pleased and skinny Tom Martin kicking a bag to be best on the ground.
The D2 reserves won against a brave Quinns team 7.14 (56) to 7.6 (48). The Cougars dominated the play without result, but with Nick Giura providing a target all day and Matt van Herk showing his class, the home team won.
Down at Trinity Aquinas the colts again started well but faded late to go down 9.10 (64) to 2.7 (19). The young Cougars are continuing to improve though, with captain Angus Saastamoinen leading the way and Sammy Hodgkins warming as favourite for both the best and fairest, and best mullet at the club.
The reserves kept it close all day against an undefeated opponent, but ended up going down 3.14 (32) to 2.8 (20). The return of Tom McKay was welcomed both for his play and for low carb beer sales, with Daniel Curtis the best on for the Cougars.
The league team competed hard all day but ended up going down 13.6 (84) to 7.10 (52), with young gun Giles Dent best on and Chris Holmes proving that despite looking like the lead singer of Nickelback, he is a better footballer.