Katanning swamp Hawks

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Narrogin’s water logged oval didn’t slow down Katanning’s goal kicking capabilities.
Camera IconNarrogin’s water logged oval didn’t slow down Katanning’s goal kicking capabilities. Credit: Jenny Forrest.

Katanning are one win away from going undefeated for the regular season, after ending Narrogin’s five-game winning streak in another dominate display on Sunday.

Katanning took away any hopes of a Hawks’ upset, easily getting out to a 9.3 (57) to 1.0 (6) lead at the end of the first term.

Josh Bootsma was damaging early in the Tigers’ attack, before being moved up the ground, where his presence was equally felt.

He was among the best for the visitors.

Narrogin managed to stop the bleeding somewhat after the second half despite not being rewarded on the scoreboard.

Katanning went in to the second half with a 13.7 (85) to 2.0 (12) advantage but noticeable contributions from Malachi Bolton, Jack Walsh, Nathan Miller, Chris Williams, Jordan Heiland and Trevor Mead regained some respect for the home side.

Wanderers only kicked six goals to one in the second half, finishing the game comfortably in front, 19.15 (129) to 3.3 (21).

Kane Shephard, Kade Stewart, Braden Crosby and Timothy Fitzgerald were also damaging for the visitors alongside Bootsma. Fitzgerald and Crosby finished with seven and four goals respectively.

Williams managed to get over the line in an upset over Boddington, their first loss against a side other than Katanning this year.

The Cats trailed by four points at quarter-time but lead at every other break for the match, finishing 14.5 (89) to 12.10 (82) in front.

Wickepin had a dominant display over Wagin, led by four goals from Dylan Ross, and they finished victors by 64 points, 14.9 (93) to 4.5 (29).

Brookton/Pingelly overcame a one-point deficit at the first break to steamroll Kukerin/Dumbleyung. Kukerin/Dumbleyung were kept to only two goals after the first term, going down 11.13 (79) to 5.9 (39).

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