Narrogin Hawks lose C and D-grade Upper Great Southern Football League grand finals

Taj StubberNarrogin Observer
The Narrogin Hawks C-grade side run thorugh the banner.
Camera IconThe Narrogin Hawks C-grade side run thorugh the banner. Credit: Tanya Todt

Narrogin Hawks were unable to walk away with any premierships after losing their respective C and D-grade grand finals at Pingelly on Sunday in the Upper Great Southern Football League.

The Hawks were undefeated in the D-grade and progressed straight through to the decider, while the C-grade finished in third and won their first semifinal and preliminary final comprehensively to advance to the decider.

Five unanswered goals in the first half from Katanning Wanderers in the D-grade guided them to their fourth straight premiership.

Kattaning's Sean Tester breaks clear in D-grade against Narrogin.
Camera IconKattaning's Sean Tester breaks clear in D-grade against Narrogin. Credit: Tanya Todt

The Hawks were on the back foot from the first bounce as the Wanderers booted the only four goals of the first term to lead by 25 points before extending their advantage to 34 points at the main change.

The Hawks kicked their only goal of the game in the third term but it wasn’t enough as Wanderers added three second -half goals to run out 8.14 (62) to 1.0 (6) victors.

Craig Taylor was named best on ground for Wanderers while Jonte Sadler, Brayden D’Aprile and Zoe Keeley were named in the better players.

Narrogin's Dieago Abraham goes up against Brookton Pingelly's Jarell Turvey
Camera IconNarrogin's Dieago Abraham goes up against Brookton Pingelly's Jarell Turvey

Douglas Abraham, Mitchell Cotton and Cody Heywood battled hard for the Hawks.

Minor premiers BrooktonPingelly booted four goals in each half against the Hawks in the C-grade decider, to run out 8.11 (59) to 1.2 (8) winners.

The Panthers booted three goals in the second term to lead by 24 points at the main change. The Hawks booted the only goal of the third term to trim the margin back to 21 points.

Brookton-pingelly and Narrogin player fight for possession.
Camera IconBrookton-pingelly and Narrogin player fight for possession. Credit: Tanya Todt

It was all the Panthers in the last quarter, kicking four unanswered goals to run out comfortable 51-point winners.

Damon Penny was named best on ground and Steely Green won the Barry Butterworth Award for fairest and best in the grand final while Laurence Bennell kicked three goals for the Panthers.

Boddington ran out 28-point winners over Kukerin-Dumbleyung in the reserves grand final thanks to five first half goals.

Katanning's Thomas Hamon and Narrogin's Kayel Garlett contest the marking contest.
Camera IconKatanning's Thomas Hamon and Narrogin's Kayel Garlett contest the marking contest. Credit: Tanya Todt

The Eagles led by 27 points at the main break and both sides could only manage one goal in the second half, the Eagles winning 6.6 (42) to 2.2 (14).

Boddington’s McKenzi Nix was awarded the Greg O'Neill Medal as fairest and best in the grand final reserves while the Cougars’ Ross Gooding was named best on ground.

Andrew Moody kicked three goals for the Eagles, while Ethan Harris added two.

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