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Upper Great Southern grand final teams decided
Boddington managed to kick 13 goals in a row to defeat Kukerin/Dumbleyung by a healthy margin in the league game.

Narrogin will have two teams in the Upper Great Southern Football League grand final round after both the reserves and thirds team won their preliminary finals in in Wickepin on Sunday.

The reserves won the right to face Williams in the grand final after a strong effort against Wickepin.

Wickepin started the game in better form and had a small lead by the end of the first term.

However, Hawks fought back and with the help of some very inaccurate kicking for goal by Wickepin took the lead by just a point at the long break.

The second half was close but Hawks did slightly better in the third term and established a break Williams were unable to reduce.

Hawks went on to win by 13 points 13.13 to 11.12.

The thirds reached their decider with a win over a persistent Boddington. Narrogin were inaccurate in the first term which kept Boddington in touch and from then on scoring each quarter was close, but again it was that important third term which made the difference.

Hawks kicked three goals to Boddington’s three points and the Hawks won the game by 25 points, 10.11 to 6.10.

In the league match Kukerin/Dumbleyung were still feeling the effects of their tough game against Williams when they took on Boddington. After kicking the first three goals, the Cougars looked like they were ready for a strong day but Boddington settled down and showed they were keen for grand final glory.

They kicked the next 13 goals, and proved too good for Kukerin/Dumbleyung in the match.

Once the side settled down, Alex Townsend in the ruck provided plenty of opportunities for his smaller players with Matt Giumelli in sparkling form around the packs.

Brent Luttrell was doing some good work in the packs and was well supported by James Thompson who was racking up the kicks around the midfield.

Brent Davis at full forward was leading well, and his opponent was given no chance with the accuracy of the footpassing coming in.

Cougars coach Nathan Ditchburn worked hard to lift his side.

Boddington went in at half-time leading by 10 goals, and it looked fairly obvious even at that stage that the previous week had taken its toll on Cougars and their player were looking fatigued.

In the third quarter, Cougars matched Boddington and restricted them to just three goals while kicking two themselves, but unfortunately, it rained goals in the final term when Boddington went on a goal-scoring spree kicking 10 goals to run out easy winners 26.6 to 7.9.

Davis for Boddington finished the day with 12 goals and deserved his rating as their best player.

Scott Jefferis was Cougars only multiple goal scorer with two.

Brookton/Pingelly earned the right to challenge Katanning in the fourths grand final, beating Boddington 10.6 to 2.1.

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