Hawks fall to Wickepin

Laura GrubisaNarrogin Observer

Narrogin Hawks have had their first loss at home this season, falling to Wickepin by 55 points in the Upper Great Southern Football League, 1.7 (13) to 10.8 (68).

The Hawks league side had a tough time in the wet conditions and had several players out due to an ever increasing injury list; this gave Wickepin the perfect opportunity to get a much-needed win over a seemingly struggling Narrogin side.

Wickepin scored two goals in the opening term while Narrogin could only muster four points, and the visitors went into quarter time 12 points up.

The Hawks scored their only goal of the game in the second quarter through Ryan Gray while Wickepin worked their way up to five goals for the half.

Narrogin only scored two points in the third and Wickepin had their highest scoring quarter with three goals to take the margin out to 43 points at the final break.

Wickepin kicked two more goals in the fourth quarter while Narrogin only scored one point, and Wickepin walked away 55-point winners in tough conditions.

Jaxon Ramsay kicked four goals for Wickepin and Dylan Ross had three.

Despite Narrogin’s loss they still sit in third spot on the ladder with a two game buffer between Wickepin who sit in fourth.

Katanning Wanderers are now one game ahead of the Hawks in second, and Boddington are two games clear in top position.

In the reserves Narrogin won as a result of Wickepin forfeiting, colts had a bye round, and the Hawks smashed Wickepin by 150 points in the D-league, 24.18 (162) to 2.0 (12).

In other league games, Boddington and Williams had a close match and Boddington were 8-point winners, 10.14 (74) to 10.6 (66), Brookton/Pingelly had a 17-point win over Wagin, 17.7 (109) to 13.14 (92), and Katanning Wanderers had a comfortable 65-point win over Kukerin/Dumbleyung, 19.17 (131) to 10.6 (66).

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