Hawks show Bulldogs no mercy on path to finals

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Narrogin’s Jack Hilder is spoilt from behind.
Camera IconNarrogin’s Jack Hilder is spoilt from behind. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

Narrogin will make their third finals appearance in a row after humiliating Wagin by 127 points and cementing fourth spot on the 2019 Upper Great Southern Football league ladder.

The Hawks had seven multiple goal kickers in their 27.17 (179) to 8.4 (52) victory at Clayton Road Oval on Sunday. Mason Hill finished the regular season as the league’s highest goal scorer after his six-goal haul against the Bulldogs, bringing his total to 72 for 2019.

Jack Hilder chimed in with five majors of his own, while Ralph Kickett and Jack Walsh both booted four for the day.

Narrogin all but secured the four points by quarter-time, leading 7.4 (46) to 1.4 (10) by the first siren.

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Six goals to three in the second term pushed the Hawks’ advantage out to 13.6 (84) to 4.4 (28), before the home side stretched their lead to 87 points by the final change-over.

Ryan Gray (two goals), Adrian Cinanni, Bradley Timms, Hill, Walsh and Hilder were all stand-outs for the Hawks, while Kyle Mead and Matthew Abraham both kicked two goals for the day.

Paul South (three) and Michael Seeds (two goals) led the Bulldogs in front of goal.

South, Mark Allington (one goal), Conan Holder (one goal), Michael Zioti and Riley Pokler were named Wagin’s best.

After finding themselves at the bottom of the ladder after round six with a 1-6 record, Narrogin have enjoyed a resurgence in the back half of 2019.

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