Wan­der­ers un­beaten at top of ta­ble

Great Southern Herald - - Sport - Gareth Thomas and Laura Gru­bisa

Katan­ning have an­ni­hi­lated Kuk­erin-Dum­b­leyung by 159 points in the Up­per Great South­ern Foot­ball League with Wan­der­ers’ Kane Shep­hard kick­ing a bag of six.

The game was es­sen­tially over at quar­ter time af­ter Katan­ning booted nine goals to two and opened up a 45-point lead be­fore clos­ing out the match ,29.24(198) to Kuker in­Dum­b­leyung’ s 6.3(39).

Along with Shep­hard’s six goals, new re­cruit Mitchel Banks con­tin­ued his good form with a five-goal haul as Corey Eades, Tim Fitzger­ald, Bray­den Crosby and Rowan Ni­chol­son kicked three each.

Wan­der­ers are now four wins from four matches and are sit­ting on top of the lad­der with a healthy per­cent­age.

The re­serves match was a much closer and low-scor­ing af­fair with Kuk­erin-Dum­b­leyung scrap­ing through with a 12-point win. Nar­ro­gin Hawks have con­tin­ued their un­beaten start to the sea­son with a 10point win over Wick­epin, 17.4 (106) to 13.18 (96)

It was the Hawks’ sec­ond tight game in as many weeks, and Wick­epin led at ev­ery break, but in­ac­cu­racy in front of goal cost the home side the win as the Hawks got the job done in the last quar­ter.

It was a low-scor­ing af­fair in the first quar­ter but Wick­epin edged in front by five points, and they kept that mar­gin at half-time.

The fi­nal quar­ter was where the Hawks won the game as they kicked six goals to Wick­epin’s three and won the game by 10 points to keep their un­beaten run alive.

Ralph Kick­ett was out­stand­ing for the Hawks league side kick­ing eight goals, and was named best on ground.

The Hawks re­serves beat Wick­epin, 10.12 (72) to 5.5 (35), while in other league games, Brook­ton/Pin­gelly beat Wa­gin, 17.18 (120) to 10.15 (75), and Bod­ding­ton edged Wil­liams, 15.10 (100) to 15.6 (96).

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