Hawks Firm Up Top Five Spot

Augusta Margaret River have defeated Carey Park at Gloucester Park on Saturday afternoon, and in the process have firmed up a spot in the top five.

With ladder positions very close third to seventh, a win was vital for both teams, with both teams trading goals in the opening term, with Carey Park leading by two points at quarter time.

The match winning move would come in the second quarter with the home side kicking four unanswered goals, including two consecutive goals to Matthew Bannister.

Brady Lenaghan would kick a goal from the first row of the car park in the third term, but the Hawks would have an answer for every goal the Panthers would kick, still leading by 22 points at three quarter time.  The Panthers would win the final term but the Hawks would take the win by 18 points, and in the process win their six match of the season.

Kel Evans and the ever reliable Linc Adams were amongst the best for the Hawks, while Cameron Baker and Reece Payne played well for Carey Park.

Carey Park are yet to win a match this season away from Kelly Park, and they will need to hope that continues in round eleven when they host Dunsborough.    The Hawks will play Harvey Brunswick Leschenault at Brunswick Oval, most likely a match between third and fourth on the ladder.

Match Centre

Aug Marg River      3.0.18     7.4.46     9.5.59     10.9.69
Carey Park               2.4.16     2.6.18     5.7.37       7.9.51

Goals:  Augusta Margaret River  – Matthew Bannister 3, Oscar Armstrong 2, Harry Chadwick 1, Kel Evans 1, Byron George 1, Kieran Yakas 1.  Carey Park  – Jack DiLallo 2, Brady Lenaghan 2, Ryan King 1, Kelvin Lawrence 1, Zakary Tetlow 1.
Best:  Augusta Margaret RiverKel Evans, Lincoln Adams, Kieran Yakas, Steven Payne, Charlie Wrigglesworth, Ben Watson.  Carey Park – Cameron Baker, Reece Payne, Harry Jones, Jaxon Bell, Brodie Morris, Rory O’Brien
Ground:  Gloucester Park
Umpires:  Talen Guthrie, Aaron Andrews
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  493

Linc Adams played another good game for the Hawks.