Hawks Back On Top Of The Ladder

It may be temporary, but the Augusta Margaret River Hawks are on top of the ladder after they easily accounted for Harvey Brunswick Leschenault on Saturday at Gloucester Park.

The 59 point winning margin could have been significantly more if not for some very inaccurate kicking, with the Hawks having 33 scoring shots to the Lions nine.

The Lions kept in touch with the home team in the first half, trailing by just 19 points against the reigning premiers, but 18 scoring shots to three in the second half put paid to the Lions hopes on an upset victory.

Simon Moore continued his good form of recent weeks with a best on ground performance, with Ben Taylor starring with six goals.  Jack Fletcher and Xavier Milner were amongst the best for the visitors who will need to re-group before facing Busselton in a fortnights time, with the Hawks to take on Donnybrook in the next round.

MATCH CENTRE

Augusta Margaret River  4.6.30  7.8.50  8.13.61  13.20.98
Harvey Brunswick Lesch  2.0.12  5.1.31  6.3.39  6.3.39

Goals:  Augusta Margaret River – Ben Taylor 6, Harry Taylor 2, Mitchell Gerrans 1, Beau Morgan 1, Steven Payne 1, Jake Rodgers 1, Banjo Watkins.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Xavier Milner 3, Blake Offer 1, Zac Piper 1, Tristan Ramshaw 1.
Best:  Augusta Margaret RiverSimon Moore, Ben Taylor, Jake Rodgers, Samuel Berridge, Jack McMahon, Jordan Veitch.   Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Jack Fletcher, Xavier Milner, Jordan Baggetta, Ben Ablett, Jonathan Fenwick, Reid Kinninmont
Ground:  Gloucester Park
Umpires:  Aaron Andrews, Braden Surrall
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  459

Simon Moore again amongst the Hawks best.