Narrogin Hawks jumped to second place on the ladder after a dominant first quarter set up their third win of the season, comfortably downing Kukerin-Dumbleyung in round four of the Upper Great Southern Football League season on Sunday. The Hawks finished convincing 45-point winners in Kukerin and did it without injured full-forward Mason Hill. The visitors sprung out of the blocks dominating the first quarter as they piled on seven unanswered goals to take a commanding 45-point lead into the first break. The Cougars slotted the only major of the second term through former WAFL star Justin Joyce but they still trailed by 38 points at half-time. The home side had twice as many shots on goal than the Hawks in the second half but weren’t able to capitalise. The only two goals of the second half went to the Hawks while the Cougars could only kick six behinds. Strong performances from Blake Heil, Nathan Deblecourt, Jack Walsh, Alistair Smith and Perrin Quartermaine guided the Hawks to an impressive 9.5 (59) to 1.8 (14) victory, as last year’s grand finalists surged into second spot. Kaden Elliot booted three goals in the win and James Kennedy chipped in two. The Cougars, winless this season, were best served by Peter Joyce, Ben Hall, Scott Ward, Kent Patterson and Damon Joyce. The Hawks now face an exciting top of the table clash with the unbeaten Wickepin this Saturday at Clayton Road Oval in round five.