Katamatite finishes year with a flourish

August 21, 2017

On the prowl: Mathew Kitto looks to send his side forward during their loss to the Tigers as Adem Barolli chases hard.

Wright move for Jedd: Tigers' forward Jedd Wright was lively during his sides victory on Saturday

Seven unanswered goals in the second term inspired Katamatite to its fourth victory in the final round of the Picola District Football League south-east competition.

The Tigers travelled to face Dookie and after both teams failed to convert their chances in the first quarter, the visitors gathered a stranglehold on the tie.

Tyson Saunders, in his final game, led from the front kicking six goals as the Tigers extended their four-point lead at quarter-time to 49 at the half.

In a dominant second quarter, the Tigers used the wind to their advantage mustering 11 scoring opportunities to just one.

However, the hosts fought back in the premiership term, pegging back the margin to just six goals, but it was not enough as co-coach Tyler Sprunt and Matt Dwyer, who were also coaching their last game, saw their side salute 12.17 (89) to 7.7 (49).

United playing coach Pat McMullan, who returned from India, was kept goalless playing on experienced defender Aram Aldridge.

Mitch McGowan (two goals), Jayson Bigg, Shankus Ryan and Jedd Wright also found the big sticks for the winners.

Jacob Crowe and Kyle Tapscott each kicked two goals for Dookie.

Kane Thompson and Joe Wilkie found the ire of the umpire, with the duo sent off during a little scrap in the third term.

The win did not alter the Tigers’ seventh position, while Dookie ended its season with two more wins in sixth.

Katamatite won two of its last four games, a feat that took nine weeks to achieve to start the season, while United finished with three straight losses.

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