Six-year drought over for Wickepin D-grade after well deserved win in round of UGSFL

Narrogin Observer
Wickepin D-grade after their first win since 2015.
Camera IconWickepin D-grade after their first win since 2015.

Wickepin’s young footballers are celebrating a long-awaited win after their D-grade team broke a six-year drought last Sunday.

In round four of the Upper Great Southern Football League, Wickepin’s D-grade team won their first game since 2015.

Despite not winning a game for so long the team has not lacked tenacity or sportsmanship in every game and training they compete it.

The UGSFL made a ruling on having an even competition in the D-grade and this has encouraged the team to aspire to improving their skills and stay with football.

The match between Wickepin and Kukerin-Dumbleyung was played in great spirits.

Both teams showed strong periods of good skill and the Wickepin players showed their continued improvement at training under coach Troy Smith.

Wickepin led by 21 points at quarter-time before extending that advantage to 29 points at the main break after booting two goals to one in the second term.

Four goals to three in the second half secured the 9.5 (59) to 4.1 (25) victory.

Wickepin D-grade manager Andrew Grieve said it was a great feeling.

“To all the team, the coaches and the supporters of the D-grade and Wickepin Football Club, thank you for sticking by us,” he said.

“Let’s hope it’s not as long before the next win.”

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