Panthers skin Cats as Kirk boots eight

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Jack Blechynden kicks a goal.
Camera IconJack Blechynden kicks a goal. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

Brookton-Pingelly have consolidated their finals berth with an emphatic 91-point win over the Cats in Williams on Sunday.

Tyson Kirk booted eight goals playing out of the Panthers’ goal square in their 21.10 (136) to 6.9 (45) victory.

A lack of endeavour by the Cats in the first half translated to the scoreboard as they failed to kick a goal in the first hour of the game.

The Panthers held an unchallenged nine-goal lead at the first break, before adding another five unanswered goals in the second term to be in front 14.4 (88) to 0.6 (6) at half-time.

A different Williams team came out in the second half, with the Cats responding with three quick goals through Ryan Pearce and Cam Stedman before Kirk settled the Panthers with one of his own.

Both sides managed four goals in the third term, with Brookton-Pingelly holding a 18.7 (115) to 4.7 (31) at the last break.

Playing in a midfield rotation, Leroy Jetta booted three goals for the game alongside Matthew Dean. Tyson Kirk, Dylan Kirk, Jetta, Dean, Callan Eddy and Jacob Jennings were the Panthers’ best while Jack Blechynden and Luke Kirk also made an impact on the scoreboard with two goals each.

Simon Panizza was the clear standout in the game for the Cats putting his body on the line at every contest.

Panizza was forced off at one stage in the second quarter with a nasty gash from a head clash with fellow midfielder Jon Price.

Ed Aitken and George Fowler also made solid contributions for Williams.

Warriors whip Cougars by massive 143 points

Wickepin have all but secured the Upper Great Southern Football League minor

premiership after handing Kukerin-Dumbleyung a humiliating 143-point loss on Sunday.

The 22.13 (145) to 0.2 (2) victory for the Warriors puts them a game and more than 17 per cent clear of second-placed Boddington with only two matches left in the regular season.

Wickepin had no shortage of firepower in their ruthless display against the Cougars, with Luke Crouch and Jethro Duffy both kicking five goals.

Jayden Schofield chipped in with four goals while Aidan Omodei snagged three for himself. The Cougars were out of the match by half-time with Wickepin holding a commanding 10-goal lead.

The ladder leaders piled on another five unanswered goals in the third term to go nearly 100 points up at the last change, 14.10 (94) to 0.2 (2), before adding another eight in the final quarter. Schofield, Crouch, Omodei, Kim Schofield (two goals), Royce Melvin and Kendall Wittwer were the Warriors’ best.

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