High-energy Hawks end Williams year
Narrogin Hawks are through to the preliminary final in the Upper Great Southern Football League after a comprehensive 90-point win over Williams, 19.19 (133) to 5.13 (43), in the first semifinal,
Williams are now out of the finals and Narrogin will face either Katanning or Boddington in two weeks.
Held on neutral ground at Wagin Oval, Narrogin had the upper hand throughout most of the game, including the second quarter where they kept Williams goalless.
Williams were ahead on the scoreboard early in the first quarter, but this wasn’t to last as the Hawks rallied and kicked three quick goals at the back end of the quarter to take an 18point lead at the first break.
The Hawks kept up the intensity in the second quarter and kicked four goals to Williams’ two points as they raced out to a 43-point lead at halftime.
Narrogin came out firing after halftime and put another five goals on the board while Williams could only find the goal posts once, and suddenly the Hawks had a very comfortable 70point lead.
Narrogin’s dominance continued into the final quarter as they kicked four majors and kept Williams to another one-goal quarter.
Ralph Kickett was outstanding for the Hawks in front of goal with seven majors and Sean Bradley kicked three.
Kukerin/Dumbleyung defeated Williams by 20 points in the reserves, 8.9 (57) to 5.7 (37), and will face either Wagin or Katanning next.
Wagin had a seven-point win over Katanning in the colts, 8.3 (51) to 6.8 (44), and will face either Narrogin or Boddington in the prelim.
Boddington defeated Brookton/ Pingelly by seven points in the D-grade, 3.8 (26) to 2.7 (19), and will go up against Narrogin or Katanning next.
The second round of semifinals will be held at Clayton Road Oval in Narrogin this week with Katanning Wanderers and Boddington in the league, Wagin and Katanning Wanderers in the reserves, Boddington and Narrogin Hawks in the colts, and Katanning Wanderers and Narrogin Hawks in the D-grade.
Ryan Fleay kicked one goal for the Hawks in their 90-point win over Williams.
Cam Allison kicks the ball into the Hawks' forward 50 in the second quarter.