Super boot a silver lining

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Aiden Walling fights for the ball.
Camera IconAiden Walling fights for the ball. Credit: Karen Fazey

An undermanned Narrogin Hawks side didn’t have much luck in the 2019 Borden X Cup on Saturday.

Eight players represented the club as they travelled to Borden for the second edition of the cash-prize AFLX competition that attracted 12 clubs from across the region.

Skipper Blair Forrest broke the record for most 10-point super goals in one match at the tournament.

Forrest single-handedly led the Hawks to their only win for the competition against Great Southern Football League’s Albany Sharks, booting five super-goals from beyond the 40m arc in the 20-minute match.

Narrogin Skipper Blair Forrest with the ball
Camera IconNarrogin Skipper Blair Forrest with the ball

Narrogin won the round four match against Albany 6.0.4 (64) to 0.8.7 (55).

The Hawks lost their four other matches. There were some positives for the club out of the competition, however.

New recruit Jack Lambert looks set for strong year with the Hawks.

Throughout the day, Lambert provided a solid target in the midfield as Narrogin brought the ball out of defence.

New recruit Jack Lambert.
Camera IconNew recruit Jack Lambert.

After an impressive season in 2018, Tom Bomford is emerging as a genuine ball-winner for his club.

Bomford along with Forrest were Narrogin’s most consistent players across the five matches.

North Albany took home the 2019 Borden X Cup title, along with the $2500 cash prize, completely outclassing Lake Grace/Pingrup in the decider, winning 2.10.6 to 2.4.5.

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