Katanning fall by 39
Despite a four-goal effort from Mitchell Banks, Katanning lost by 39 points to Wickepin 19.9 (123) to 13.6 (84) in the Upper Great Southern Football League on Saturday.
Wickepin ran away with the game with a nine-goal final term to take the four points, with Dylan Ross booting six goals.
In other games, Narrogin Hawks were back on the winners’ list after a 66-point victory over Brookton/Pingelly, 22.17 (149) to 13.5 (83).
The Hawks’ league team had lost their past two matches against Williams and Wickepin and needed a win to keep in touch with Katanning and Boddington at the top of the ladder. It was a high-scoring game from the outset with Narrogin kicking six goals and Brookton kicking five in the first quarter.
Narrogin’s dominance was clear in the second half as they raced out to a 37-point lead at the final break, but it was their fourth quarter performance that stood out.
The Hawks kicked seven goals to Brookton’s three and finished with a much-needed win.
Boddington had an easy 91point win over Wagin, 17.19 (121) to 4.6 (30) and Williams had a 74-point win over Kukerin/Dumbleyung, 19.13 (127) to 6.17 (53).
Boddington are now two games clear at the top of the league ladder, with Katanning beating Narrogin to second place with a high percentage.
A clear second and third place will be determined this weekend as Katanning and Narrogin meet at Quartermaine Oval.