A stoic Narrogin Hawks held their own against leaders Katanning Wanderers on Sunday until the Wanderers blew them out of the water in a 50-point final quarter. Katanning were confident heading into the home clash against bottom-of-the-ladder Narrogin, but the visitors took the game to them, narrowing the margin to one point in the third quarter. In cold and blustery conditions, the Wanderers flexed their muscle in the final term, booting seven goals and eights points to win 15.10 (100) to 7.9 (51). Katanning made changes with Codie Mills-Durack moving into the centre from his usual spot in the forward pocket to replace the absent Kade Stewart. The game was largely dictated by wind direction, with both sides experiencing a four-goal advantage in the second and third quarters when kicking to the south side of the ground. The final scoreline did not tell the whole story, with both sides vying for the lead until the final change. There was nothing to split the sides in the first quarter, but kicking with the breeze in the second, Katanning kicked four goals straight to take a 20-point lead into the main break. The Hawks came out firing in the third quarter, with a goal kicking display by Kaine Riley and a superb show of skills by Darryl Anderson bringing them within a point. Wanderers full-back Ryan Pontillo limped off the ground towards the end of the quarter after he put his body on the line and ran into a goalpost in a bid to save the ball from going between the posts. Katanning came into their own in the final quarter, showing why they sit atop the UGSFL league ladder, storming to victory with a thumping 50-point final term. Katanning’s big forward Hayden Yarran finished with six goals. In the reserves, Narrogin edged out Katanning 9.9 (63) to 7.9 (51) in a hard-fought clash.