Hawks demolish Wagin by 226 points

Laura GrubisaNarrogin Observer

Narrogin Hawks bounced back from last rounds’ one-point loss and recorded a 226-point win over Wagin last Sunday, 37.24 (246) to 3.2 (20), in the Upper Great Southern Football League.

The Hawks league side were dominant over last placed Wagin who failed to put a score on the board after half time.

Narrogin kicked eight goals in the first quarter to Wagin’s one and had a 44-point lead at quarter time, but it was their second quarter that was outstanding.

The Hawks piled on 16 goals in the second quarter while Wagin could only muster two and went into the half time break with a 111-point margin.

Narrogin kept up the intensity in the second half and kicked nine more goals to take their lead out to 175 points at the final break.

A further seven goals to Narrogin in the final quarter pushed the winning margin out to 246 points.

In a game where Narrogin had 13 individual goal scorers, player-coach Blair Forrest and full forward Ralph Kickett were outstanding in front of goals, kicking eight each for the Hawks.

Sean Bradley, Barton Thompson and Luke Field kicked three each, Cam Allison, Perrin Quartermaine, Matt Abraham and Ashton Kickett had two each, and Bradley Timms, Jack Walsh, Ethan Boatwright and Nathan Ugle all kicked singles.

The Hawks had a 5-point loss in the reserves, 7.4 (46) to 7.9 (51), the colts had a 57-point win, 13.13 (91) to 5.4 (34), and the D-grade had a 92-point win, 15.11 (101) to 1.3 (9).

In other league games, Katanning Wanderers defeated Boddington by 26 points, 14.12 (96) to 11.4 (70), Williams smashed Brookton/Pingelly by 158 points, 29.19 (193) to 5.5 (35), and Wickepin had an easy 144-point win over Kukerin/Dumbleyung, 26.17 (173) to 4.5 (29).

With only one round until finals the last two spots are still up for grabs.

Boddington and Katanning are guaranteed to be playing finals but Narrogin, Williams and Wickepin are all relying on this week’s results to fall their way to snatch the final two spots.

Narrogin are most likely to finish third while the battle for fourth will be between Williams and Wickepin who are only separated by a tight percentage.

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