Katan­ning swamp Hawks

Narrogin Observer - - Sport - Michael Traill

Katan­ning are one win away from go­ing un­de­feated for the reg­u­lar sea­son, af­ter end­ing Nar­ro­gin’s five-game win­ning streak in an­other dom­i­nate dis­play on Sun­day.

Katan­ning took away any hopes of a Hawks’ up­set, eas­ily get­ting out to a 9.3 (57) to 1.0 (6) lead at the end of the first term.

Josh Bootsma was dam­ag­ing early in the Tigers’ attack, be­fore be­ing moved up the ground, where his presence was equally felt.

He was among the best for the vis­i­tors.

Nar­ro­gin man­aged to stop the bleed­ing some­what af­ter the sec­ond half de­spite not be­ing re­warded on the score­board.

Katan­ning went in to the sec­ond half with a 13.7 (85) to 2.0 (12) ad­van­tage but no­tice­able con­tri­bu­tions from Malachi Bolton, Jack Walsh, Nathan Miller, Chris Wil­liams, Jordan Hei­land and Trevor Mead re­gained some re­spect for the home side.

Wan­der­ers only kicked six goals to one in the sec­ond half, fin­ish­ing the game com­fort­ably in front, 19.15 (129) to 3.3 (21).

Kane Shep­hard, Kade Stewart, Braden Crosby and Ti­mothy Fitzger­ald were also dam­ag­ing for the vis­i­tors along­side Bootsma. Fitzger­ald and Crosby fin­ished with seven and four goals re­spec­tively.

Wil­liams man­aged to get over the line in an up­set over Bod­ding- ton, their first loss against a side other than Katan­ning this year.

The Cats trailed by four points at quar­ter-time but lead at ev­ery other break for the match, fin­ish­ing 14.5 (89) to 12.10 (82) in front.

Wick­epin had a dom­i­nant dis­play over Wa­gin, led by four goals from Dy­lan Ross, and they fin­ished vic­tors by 64 points, 14.9 (93) to 4.5 (29).

Brook­ton/Pin­gelly over­came a one-point deficit at the first break to steam­roll Kuk­erin/Dum­b­leyung. Kuk­erin/Dum­b­leyung were kept to only two goals af­ter the first term, go­ing down 11.13 (79) to 5.9 (39).

Picture: Jenny For­rest

Nar­ro­gin’s wa­ter­logged oval didn’t slow down Katan­ning’s goal-kick­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

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