Hawks slip after close loss
Narrogin Hawks suffered a 10point loss to Williams in the Upper Great Southern Football League last weekend, 14.8 (92) to 15.12 (102), in a tight contest.
In an important match for both league sides, Williams went into the quarter-time break one point ahead of the Hawks with both teams kicking four majors.
Williams were able to widen the gap to seven points at half-time with nine goals to Narrogin’s eight, and both sides looked capable of claiming the win in the second half.
The Hawks kicked accurately in the third quarter to get back within two points of Williams at the final break, and they got ahead of the home side momentarily in the fourth, but when the final siren went it was Williams who were 10point winners.
Darcy Boyle and Ralph Kickett both scored five goals for the Hawks, and Cam Allison, Blair Forrest, Perrin Quartermaine and Jack Walsh got on the board with one goal each.
The Hawks were sitting on top of the ladder heading into the round 10 games, but now find themselves in third place behind Boddington and Katanning Wanderers.
Narrogin’s reserves team had a 37-point loss to Williams, 4.5 (29) to 10.6 (66), but the colts and D-grade sides both posted significant wins.
The colts kept Williams to only one goal for the entire game and posted a 138-point thrashing — 23.10 (148) to 1.4 (10), and the D-grade side kept Williams scoreless until the final quarter in their 151-point win, 22.20 (152) to 0.1 (1).
In other league matches, Kukerin/Dumbleyung had a very comfortable 111-point win over Wagin, Boddington had a 49-point win over Wickepin, and Katanning Wanderers smashed Brookton/ Pingelly by 227 points.