Coach proud despite loss
An undermanned Narrogin were unable to halt the dominance of Katanning in round 6 of the Upper Great Southern Football League, suffering a 122-point loss.
The Hawks’ 7.2 (44) was the highest score recorded yet against the ladder leaders, who finished the day on 24.22 (166), with an impres- sive nine-goal contribution from Josh Bootsma.
Despite the heavy loss Narrogin coach Blair Forrest took positives from the game and commended the efforts of his side.
“To go out there, have a fourquarter effort, chase and tackle, make it as tough as possible against a quality opposition was pleasing to see,” he said.
“Not a huge amount of inside fifties, but to kick seven goals-two, accuracy 80-85 per cent, really happy with that.
“Regardless of the result today, it wasn’t about the win or loss, it was about going out there and having a crack.
“To not have players spit the dummy and continuously work hard was one of things we wanted to work on, which we did well, and there was a really good feeling in the rooms after the game.” Joseph Lee stood out in the Hawks’ forward line with two majors, while Malachi Bolton was impressive across the ground finishing with two himself.
Narrogin will play secondplaced Boddington this weekend, who ground out a hard fought win against third-placed Williams.
A three-goal-to-one second quarter was all that separated the two sides, the score board reading 11.9 (75) to 10.7 (67) at the end of play.
Kukerin/Dumbleyung 13.15 (93) had a comfortable win over Brookton/Pingelly 8.9 (57) to go equalfifth on the league’s ladder.
While Wickepin kept Wagin goalless after half-time to secure their second win of the season, and gained some much need percentage, the final score, 21.15 (141) to 4.8 (35).