Hawks Demolish Bulldogs At Gloucester Park

If pundits thought the premiership race was just between Bunbury and South Bunbury, they might be reconsidering after defending premiers Augusta Margaret River systematically demolished Bunbury in horrendous conditions at Gloucester Park on Sunday.

The water logged oval, along with the rain, wind and cold conditions didn’t stop the Hawks from playing an excellent brand of football in the conditions.

The day didn’t start well for the Bulldogs, with Randall Hodgson ruled on in the warm-up with a hamstring strain, and from there the day just got worse as they narrowly avoided their lowest ever score of 2.3.15 set in 1967.

The Hawks led by three goals at quarter time, thirty eight points at half time and by 62 points at three quarter time before winning by 77 points.

Steven Payne again played a good game, as did Zac Dronow and Harry Taylor, who kicked four goals for the third time this season.

The Hawks will now travel to Busselton in round twelve with Busselton winning the opening round encounter.  Bunbury will host Carey Park on Sunday.

MATCH CENTRE

Aug Marg River   3.1.19  7.6.48  12.8.80  14.11.95
Bunbury  0.1.1  1.4.10  2.6.18  2.6.18

Goals:  Augusta Margaret River – Mitchell Gerrans 4, Harry Taylor 4, Samuel Lewis 2, Zac Dronow 1, David Hill 1, Ben Taylor 1, Jordan Veitch 1.  Bunbury – Jesse Gribble 1, Tobi Horton 1.
Best:  Augusta Margaret RiverSteven Payne, Zac Dronow, Harry Taylor, Mitchell Gerrans, Beau Morgan, Mitchell Payne.  Bunbury – Dylan Partridge, Tobi Horton, Patrick Farrant, Jaymin King, Tyson Wood, Jesse Gribble.
Ground:  Gloucester Park
Umpires: Damien O’Donoghue, Greg Rolfe, Matthew Stewart
Crowd:  464