Hawks Come From Five Goals Down To Win

 

Augusta Margaret River have come from 28 points down at the six minute mark of the third quarter, to defeat South Bunbury at Hands Memorial Oval on Saturday afternoon.

In front of a disappointing crowd, the match promised plenty, but on a perfect Saturday afternoon, the game didn’t really reach any great heights.

The Hawks kicked the opening within 20 seconds, but that was their only goal of the quarter and once South Bunbury kicked their only goal of the opening term, the Hawks would not lead again until the 15 minute mark of the final quarter.

The second term belonged to the Tigers kicking four goals to one and when they kicked the opening goal of the third quarter the margin had become a game high 28 points.  Slowly but surely the Hawks slowed the Tigers momentum, narrowing the margin to fifteen points, with Lincoln Adams repelling numerous attacks.  Both teams had chances late to win the match, but the Hawks held tough to win another close match in the SWFL.

The win puts the Hawks momentarily back on top of the ladder, and two games clear of third placed Harvey Brunswick who defeated Harvey Bulls in the other Saturday fixture.  Such is the closeness of the competition, South Bunbury who started the round third, could find themselves out of the five subject to other results on Sunday.

MATCH CENTRE

Augusta Margaret River  1.1-7  2.3-15  4.5-29  7.8-50
South Bunbury  1.4-10  5.5-35  6.8-44  6.9-45

Goals: Augusta Margaret River – Zac Dronow 2, Jack Mcmahon 2, Simon Moore, Cody Miller, Beau Morgan.  South Bunbury – Kade Szyszka, Ethan Nordahl, Ben Horsman, Shaun Crane, Jordan Strahan, Cody Nelson
Best:  Augusta Margaret River – Lincoln Adams, Simon Moore, Samuel Lewis, Beau Morgan, Tab Hunter, Zac Dronow.  South Bunbury – Jay Crossman, Thomas Gorter, Joshua Padlie, Kade Szyszka, Shaun Crane, Bodhi Nordahl
Ground:  JE Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Paul Davey, Aaron Andrews
Reports:  Nil