08 May Community News: Kalamunda Cougars downed by University across the board
KALAMUNDA Cougars kicked off round 5 with E1 having its first win of the year, over the East Fremantle Eagles.
They led at every change and withstood a last-quarter fightback, holding on to win 10.9 (69) to 8.5 (53). Kane Dangerfield led the Cougars with a best-on-ground performance.
The A grade day started with a colts top-of-the-table clash against University at Ray Owen Reserve.
University, having four teams in the WAAFL colts divisions, were well structured and were far too good for the Cougar colts; Lachlan Hyde stood tall picking up the best-on-ground award.
The Cougar reserves played their best game of the year against fourth-placed University.
University led throughout the game but when the Cougars kicked the first goal of the final quarter the margin was only eight points.
University steadied and eventually won 12.7 (79) to 7.3 (45); Ryan Newbold and Jarrod Mason were best for the Cougars.
After putting in a couple subpar performances the league team needed to show some fight against University and they certainly did on Saturday.
In a contest which was very much back and forth the Cougars led with six minutes to go only for University to kick the last two goals and steal victory 11.14 (80) to 11.4 (70).
Brett Robinson was superb through the middle.
The Cougar colts will be looking to bounce back while all other grades will undoubtedly take some confidence out of Saturday’s performances.