Williams move a game clear in second spot after defeating reigning premiers Boddington in round five

Taj StubberGreat Southern Herald
Williams' Jackson Slater was awarded the game ball in their win over Boddington in Think Mental Health Round.
Camera IconWilliams' Jackson Slater was awarded the game ball in their win over Boddington in Think Mental Health Round.

Williams moved a game clear in second spot on the ladder after downing reigning premiers Boddington by 24 points in round five of the Upper Great Southern Football League in Boddington on Saturday.

A powerful second term set up the Cats’ fourth win of the season as they booted seven goals to three.

The visitors trailed at half-time by two points but set up a match-winning 28-point lead heading into the last term after kicking five goals to one in the third quarter.

Both sides booted two goals in the fourth term, the Cats finishing 13.16 (94) to 9.16 (70) winners.

Former WAFL player Jackson Slater received the match ball in the Think Mental Health Round after booting two goals and collecting plenty of possessions across half-back for the Cats.

Stewart Walters kicked three goals in the win while Lewis Davis (two goals), Tom Vellios (two) and Max Paterson were also solid contributors.

Alex Oliver battled hard all day along with Mitchell Salmeri, Brendan Erceg and Troy Egerton-Warburton, but it wasn’t enough to help the Eagles get over the line and they sit a game outside the top four with two rounds remaining.

Wickepin ruckman Jayden Brooks leaps high in the ruck against Narrogin’s Blake Borrett.
Camera IconWickepin ruckman Jayden Brooks leaps high in the ruck against Narrogin’s Blake Borrett. Credit: Emma Taylor

A brilliant final term from Wickepin ensured they remained undefeated in the UGSFL, winning their top-of-the-table clash with Narrogin at Clayton Road Oval on Saturday.

The Warriors had the task in front of them heading into the last term trailing by 23 points, but came home with a wet sail booting six final-term goals to run out 10-point winners.

All the scoring was done at one end of the oval as the Hawks took a 19-point lead into the first change before the visitors kicked three goals in the second term to reduce the deficit to three points at the main change.

Four goals to one in the third in favour of saw the Hawks helped them open up a 23-point buffer, but the Warriors finished powerfully to notch a 11.10 (76) to 10.6 (66) victory.

Dean Blackwell was adjudge best on ground by the umpires in a losing affair while Blake Borrett (three goals) and Alistair Smith also impressed.

Rhys Angwin kicked three goals in the win and was well supported by Kodie Fleay and Jayden Schofield.

Daniel Macaulay was adjudged best on ground in Wagin's win over Brookton-Pingelly
Camera IconDaniel Macaulay was adjudged best on ground in Wagin's win over Brookton-Pingelly

Five goals to Andrew Vawser helped Wagin record an important victory over Brookton-Pingelly, jumping to fourth spot on the ladder as a result.

The Bulldogs trailed by seven points at both quarter time and half-time and then a single goal heading into the last term, but kicked two goals in the fourth to win by eight points.

Ex-WAFL player Daniel Macaulay was awarded the match ball for his best on ground performance in the 10.20 (80) to 11.6 (72) win while Vawser’s five goals were telling along with Michael Zoiti.

Lloyd Padwick continued his strong season for the Panthers booting four goals and was joined in the best players by Jarrod Bowman and Jacob Razario.

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