Boddington hand Hawks a hiding

Narrogin Observer
Boddington dominated the majority of the match, halting Narrogin’s march into the finals.
Camera IconBoddington dominated the majority of the match, halting Narrogin’s march into the finals. Credit: Jenny Forrest

The Narrogin Hawks could not capture momentum heading into this year’s finals, suffering a heavy defeat in Boddington on Saturday.

Boddington never looked in trouble against the Hawks, winning majority of supply out of the centre for most of the day.

Boddington were out to a 8.4 (52) to 3.2 (20) advantage by the first break.

At half-time the Eagles had extended their lead to 51 points.

The Hawks were able to match the home side in the third term, the teams scoring five goals apiece.

But Boddington blew the game completely open in the last term, piling on eight goals to four, winning 26.15 (171) to 14.7 (91).

Jayden Caratti, Mitchell Salmeri, Richard Watts and Jarrod Salmeri were major ball winners for the home side.

Harrison Ellis reaped in the rewards for Boddington, kicking nine goals for the match, while Lewis Gillespie scored five majors.

For Narrogin, Ralph Kickett finished with four goals for the day.

Chris Williams, Darcy Boyle, Jordan Heil and Kyle Mead kicked two each.

Nick Miller and Joey Lee were among the best-on-ground for the Hawks, kicking one each.

Narrogin will play Williams next Sunday in the first semifinal at Wickepin, the winner will then go on to play the loser of the second semifinal between Katanning and Boddington.

The loser of Narrogin versus Williams will be eliminated.

Around the grounds, Katanning show no signs of slowing, thrashing Wagin 32.19 (211) to 3.2 (20).

Williams will be riding a wave of confidence for next week’s match, easily defeating Kukerin/Dumbleyung 25.16 (166) to 4.5 (29).

And after missing this year’s finals campaign, Wickepin will go into the off season with some consolation.

They managed to get over Brookton/Pingelly at home 9.19 (73) to 7.6 (48).

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