Wickepin sweep the Cats aside

James Moore and Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Wickepin secured the minor premiership after their win over Williams on Sunday.
Camera IconWickepin secured the minor premiership after their win over Williams on Sunday. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

Wickepin secured the 2019 Upper Great Southern Football League minor premiership on Sunday, easily accounting for the Williams Cats at home.

Dion Anthony (three goals) and Jayden Schofield (one goal) showed too much class powering their side to an impressive 24.3 (147) to 11.9 (75) victory.

Jaxon Ramsay led a remarkably accurate Warriors side in front of goals with eight majors for the day, while Trent O’Brien and Kendall Wittwer booted two goals for the match.

Williams controlled most of the first term but could not capitalise on the scoreboard.

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The Warriors led 5.1 (31) to 1.3 (9) after a blitz in the opening minutes of the first quarter.

Williams were again able to meet Wickepin at the contest during the second term, but a dominant 10 minutes of play extended the Warriors’ advantage to 11.2 (68) to 4.3 (27) by half-time.

A seven goal to three third term gave the home side an unassailable 65-point advantage at the last break.

Ryan Melvin accompanied Anthony, Schofield, Ramsay and Wittwer as Wickepin’s most influential players of match.

Cameron Stedman (two goals), Brett Lavender and Simon Lavender (two goals) produced important efforts for Williams, while Ryan Pearce and Ryan Hobbs also finished with two majors.

The Warriors head into this year’s finals series as slim favourites and will face off against fellow premiership fancies Boddington in two weeks time in Wagin for a direct route to the decider.

Since recruiting the services of Anthony and Schofield brothers Kim and Jayden in round five, the Warriors have only lost one match, going down by four points to Narrogin in a round 10 thriller.

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