Jetta, Spark shine in Hawks trouncing

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Matthew Abraham fights through the pack.
Camera IconMatthew Abraham fights through the pack. Credit: Michael Traill

Narrogin have coughed up their chance to secure a finals berth going down to Brookton-Pingelly, who have found form heading into the final round of the season.

The Panthers held of a stiff Hawks challenge in Pingelly on Sunday, with Leroy Jetta (three goals) producing a classy display across the field and James Spark booting four majors for the day in a 13.7 (95) to 12.7 (79) victory.

Narrogin found themselves leading for most of the first term, but late back-to-back goals to Spark gave Brookton-Pingelly the advantage at quarter-time, 4.4 (28) to 3.1 (19).

Asserting their dominance early in the second term, the Panthers strung together three unanswered goals, before Mason Hill (six goals) gave the Hawks their first for the quarter.

Spark quickly responded for Brookton-Pingelly with his third goal after being set up by Jetta, stretching the lead out to six kicks.

A Jack Walsh goal closed Narrogin’s deficit to 29 points at half-time.

Matthew Goss comes over the back of Ben McMillan for a spoil.
Camera IconMatthew Goss comes over the back of Ben McMillan for a spoil.

Both sides went goal for goal in the third term, before a Matthew Abraham major after the siren narrowed the margin to 23 points at the last break — 11.15 (81) to 9.4 (58).

With momentum in their favour, Narrogin looked threatening for the entire final term.

But a Cameron Jetta goal late in the term sealed the match, with the Panthers holding on for a 16-point win, their third victory in a row.

Dylan Kirk (two goals), Matthew Dean (one goal), Callan Eddy, Troy Bassett and Zachary Beckman were among the Panthers’ best, along with Leroy Jetta.

Walsh, Hill, Ralph Kickett, Ben McMillan, Brad Timms and Ryan Gray led the Hawks during the match.

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