Cougars blitz Bombers

A Belmont Bomber player takes on his Carlisle Cougars opponent.
A Belmont Bomber player takes on his Carlisle Cougars opponent.

Carlisle dominated the field during all four quarters of the match, establishing a clear lead in the first quarter with 23 points to eight.

The game came to a standstill in the second quarter when the ball became lost after a player kicked it into a tree and both teams scrambled to find a replacement ball.

Despite the interruption, the home team had all but cemented their victory by half time, kicking eight goals and four behinds to Belmont’s single behind.

Fans at the members’ day match braved the chilly wind to see Belmont make somewhat of a comeback in the second half, but it was not enough as the reigning champions of the day took the Power Industrials Supply Cup with 132 points to 42.

Belmont acting president Damon Hancey said the day was a disappointment and the team had some ground to cover.

‘They tried hard but on the return we’ll have to make sure we improve and give it all we’ve got,’ he said.

Carlisle coach Danny Ferguson said the team was excited to have won the derby match as well as all three games of the day for the colts, reserve and league. Mr Ferguson said melees in the first half of the match between members of both teams was nothing sinister and just the players flexing their muscles.

‘It’s just the nature of the derby,’ he said.

Belmont and Carlisle will face off again in Round 14 in the C3 WA Amateur Football League.