Hawks keep un­beaten run

Narrogin Observer - - Observer Sport - Laura Gru­bisa

Nar­ro­gin Hawks are the only un­de­feated league team in the Up­per Great South­ern Foot­ball League af­ter de­feat­ing Katan­ning Wan­der­ers by 10 points, 14.11 (95) to 12.13 (85), at Clay­ton Road Oval last week­end.

Both teams had recorded a per­fect 5-0 start to the sea­son but the Wan­der­ers’ win­ning run came to an end as in­ac­cu­rate kick­ing af­fected them on the score­board.

Both teams came out strongly in the first quar­ter and Katan­ning went into the first break with a seven-point lead, but Nar­ro­gin had a five-goal sec­ond quar­ter to the Wan­der­ers’ one and the home side had a 15-point lead at half-time.

The Hawks streaked ahead in the third quar­ter and had a com­fort­able 37-point lead head­ing into the fi­nal quar­ter, but Katan­ning came out fir­ing in the last quar­ter and kicked four goals, while the Hawks could only muster two points.

Nar­ro­gin’s third-quar­ter ef­fort was enough to get them over the line and they have taken back top spot on the lad­der.

Ralph Kick­ett had four goals for the Hawks, Luke Field kicked three, Darcy Boyle and Per­rin Quar­ter­maine had two each and Cam Al­li­son was named best on ground.

The Hawks re­serves came close to a come-from-be­hind win but fell short by five points as the Wan­der­ers won 9.3 (57) to 8.4 (52).

The Nar­ro­gin colts side had a 58-point win over Katan­ning, 12.14 (86) to 4.4 (28), and Katan­ning Wan­der­ers had an easy win over the Nar­ro­gin Hawks’ D-grade side, 7.4 (46) to 1.3 (9).

Wick­epin had a 63-point win over Brook­ton/Pin­gelly 13.13 (91) to 4.4 (28), Williams had a 47-point win over Wa­gin, 17.14 (116) to 10.9 (69), and Bod­ding­ton had a 42-point win over Kuk­erin/Dum­b­leyung, 12.9 (81) to 5.9 (39).

Pictures: Casey Doak

Katan­ning Wan­der­ers fought back in the last quar­ter but Nar­ro­gin Hawks walked away with a 10-point win.

The Hawks re­main un­de­feated af­ter six rounds.

The Hawks are atop the lad­der.

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