Hawks slip af­ter close loss

Narrogin Observer - - Sport - Laura Gru­bisa

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.

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