Katan­ning still on top

Great Southern Herald - - Sport -

Katan­ning is one of three teams un­beaten in the Up­per Great South­ern Foot­ball League after a solid 22-point win over Wil­liams at the week­end.

The Wan­der­ers join Nar­ro­gin and Wick­epin as the only teams to start the sea­son un­de­feated after post­ing a 17.9 (111) to 13.11 (89) win.

Katan­ning trailed by one point at quar­ter time be­fore boot­ing five goals to one in the sec­ond term to take a handy ad­van­tage into half-time.

Wil­liams re­sponded with five goals to two in the third term be­fore Katan­ning booted five in the fi­nal term to take the points.

Sam Run­dle booted four while Tim Fitzger­ald and Mitchell Banks both kicked three goals.

Nar­ro­gin Hawks trav­elled to Kuk­erin and posted an em­phatic 143-point win, 28.11 (179) to 5.6 (36).

The Hawks league team were too good for Kuk­erin/ Dum­b­leyung from the out­set, and had a 30-point lead at quar­ter time.

By the main break their lead had ex­tended to 57 points and the Hawks had 12 goals to Kuk­erin’s three.

Nar­ro­gin had an out­stand­ing third quar­ter and kicked 8.4 while Kuk­erin could only muster one goal for the quar­ter, and sud­denly the Hawks lead hit 103 points.

The Hawks were able to keep up the pres­sure in the fourth quar­ter and kicked eight straight goals to end the match 143-point win­ners.

Per­rin Quar­ter­maine led the Hawks with five goals, Matthew Abra­ham got four and Darcy Boyle kicked three.

Sean Bradley, Ryan Gray, Ralph Kick­ett, Jay­den Miller, Blair For­rest and Bar­ton Thomp­son each had mul­ti­ple goals.

After two rounds the Hawks sit on top of the lad­der with a huge per­cent­age after big wins against Wa­gin and Kuk­erin/ Dum­b­leyung.

In other games, Nar­ro­gin were 30-point win­ners against Kuk­erin in the re­serves, 9.12 (66) to 5.6 (36), the Hawks had a bye in the colts, and Nar­ro­gin had a four-point win over Kuk­erin in the D-grade, 4.4 (28) to 4.0 (24).

Pic­ture: Gareth Thomas

Mitchell Banks kicks the ball for­ward for the Wan­der­ers.

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