Hawks he­roes

Nar­rro­gin ju­niors bring home flag

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page - Micheal Traill

The Nar­ro­gin Hawks’ ju­nior sides have done their club proud, with C-grade storm­ing to a premier­ship and D-grade fight­ing their way all sea­son to the de­cider.

Both sides lined up in Bod­ding­ton on Sun­day for the 2018 UGSFL grand fi­nal day. C-grade pulled off an im­pres­sive 13.4 (82) to 7.5 (47) win over Bod­ding­ton.

Nar­ro­gin led con­vinc­ingly dur­ing the en­tire match, blow­ing their lead out at quar­ter time, 8.2 (50) to 2.2 (14) at half-time and only just lost the third, as Bod­ding­ton kicked two goals to one.

The mar­gin was 9.4 (58) to 4.5 (29) head­ing into the fi­nal break.

Djuarne Smith was awarded the Hunter Fam­ily Medal for fairest and best in the match.

Malachi Bolton was awarded with the South Fre­man­tle Foot­ball Club award and was an­nounced the B Beacham Medal win­ner as best player in the league for the sea­son.

Coach Jor­dan Heil also praised Phil Agnew for his lead­er­ship in the back line while also pro­vid­ing as­sis­tance in the mid­dle.

D-grade couldn’t hold on in the end against Katan­ning, de­spite lead­ing at the first break.

Katan­ning won con­vinc­ingly 11.6 (72) to 4.4 (28). Club pres­i­dent Karen Fazey cred­ited the team’s ef­fort all match.

“The D-grade started very strong. We prob­a­bly kept up with them for three quar­ters, but they were un­for­tu­nately just a lit­tle bit too strong for us,” she said.

“(They) fought hard all day. Good credit to the boys, they even got to the grand fi­nal.”

Pic­tures: Sarah Munns

Nar­ro­gin Hawks C-grade side with the 2018 flag.

Nar­ro­gin Hawks D-grade side.

Malachi Bolton fight­ing through the pack.

Arthur Penny tak­ing a screamer.

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