Waringarri Crows defeat Kundat Djaru Cats in close round nine match up

Cain AndrewsThe Kimberley Echo
The Waringarri Crows were able to best the Kundat Djaru Cats in a close battle.
Camera IconThe Waringarri Crows were able to best the Kundat Djaru Cats in a close battle. Credit: Tim Lanzon / Timbee Photography/Timbee Photography

It continues to be an exciting football season in the East Kimberley with a couple of close matches and blowouts in round nine over the weekend.

First up, the Waringarri Crows defeated the Kundat Djaru Cats down at Kununurra Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Crows fired out of the gate to gain an early lead, doubling the Cats score by quarter time, but the Cats launched a counter attack, clawing their way to close the gap over the next two quarters.

But Waringarri pulled out all the stops in the last quarter, slotting four goals to the Cats two, securing themselves the win by 24 points, 13.6 (84) to 9.6 (60).

Keifan Rogers, Ben Ward, Robin Johnson, Tremaine Howard, Gilbert Cox and Alexander Ripps were named the best players of the match for Waringarri with Johnson also kicking the most goals for the team, slotting four.

The Ord River Magpies stole victory out from under the Kururrungku Roos in a close match at the Kununurra Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies were in front at quarter time but the Roos shot into the lead in the second and held it until the end of the third quarter.

But the Magpies came back firing in the last term, kicking three goals while the Roos failed to score, securing themselves the victory by 13 points, 8.5 (53) to 6.4 (40).

Matthew Hannagan, Hunter Even, Shane Archer, Thomas Pucci were named the best players for Ord River while Timo Diederichsen kicked the most goals for the Magpies, scoring three over the course of the match.

The Port Wyndham Crocs succumbed to the might of the Halls Creek Hawks down at Clarrie Cassidy Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Hawks dominated the ground right from the start, kicking 5 goals in the first half while the Crocs failed to score.

The Port Wyndham team went on to kick three goals in the second half but the Hawks had already well and truly run away with the match, defeating the Crocs by 71 points, 14.12 (96) to 3.7 (25).

The Yardgee Dockers dominated their opponents, the Wirrimanu Tigers, down at Halls Creek Oval on Friday night.

It was a close first quarter with Dockers on nine points and the Tigers on 6 when the siren blew, but the Yardgee team commanded the field for the rest of the game, defeating the Tigers by 69 points, 13.18 (96) to 4.3 (27).

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