Hawks And Dons Locked In Big Match Saturday

Augusta Margaret River will host Donnybrook at Gloucester Park on Saturday afternoon, in the opening game of round eleven of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership season.

The ramifications of the result are significant, even at the half way mark of the season.

If the Hawks were to win, the Dons would be potentially three games behind top side Busselton, if the Magpies defeat Collie Eagles.   If the Dons were to win, the Hawks could be six points away from fifth placed Bunbury, should the Bulldogs beat the Bulls. If the Bulls were to beat the Bulldogs the Hawks could even slip to seventh, making their title defence very difficult.

The Hawks have not been able to find any consistent form due to a heavy string of injuries, with the Hawks winning last Sunday against Dunsborough in a low scoring slog, where four goals was enough to get the four points.

Meanwhile a day earlier in perfect weather the Dons defeated Collie, but were far from their best, defeating the bottom team by 26 points.

Augusta Margaret River will have to be wary of the Dons forward power, with Jeff Smith (36 goals) and Sam Bevan (21) in great form, while Zac Trigwell returned from a dislocated shoulder injury last round,  and got more confident as the match progressed.  Arguably the best defender in the league, Linc Adams, will no doubt have a big say in how many goals the Dons can be restricted to.

The match promises to be a high intensity battle, with both teams having much to play for.

Colts 10.15am, Reserves 12.10pm, League 2.10pm
Coverage:  Live Scores on SWFL Facebook Page

Simon Moore is a key player for the Hawks, and very rarely plays a bad game. Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands.