Hawks Looking For Rare Win At Home

Augusta Margaret River will be looking to win at home on Sunday when they play Collie at Gloucester Park as part of round eighteen of the SWFL season.

The Hawks defence of their 2022 Premiership has been left in tatters with injury and unavailability in 2023, and the Hawks have not won at Gloucester Park since round five when they defeated Eaton by 59 points.

It was after this time the club who were sitting with a 3-2 win loss ratio, lost a good bulk of their team to injuries and have never been able to recover and find themselves in seventh place, ten points behind fifth placed Bunbury.

Meanwhile, Collie who are coming off the bye, had a stirring victory over Dunsborough at the Collie Recreation Ground, ending a 371 day drought of their own, and in doing so got themselves off the bottom of the ladder.

In the corresponding match, the Hawks beat Collie by 33 points in a match where it took until the final term for the Hawks to get rid of Collie’s resistance.

Through the tumultuous season, Simon Moore (pictured) and Linc Adams have been two shining lights for the Hawks and will be two players Collie will be wary of, with Moore dominant through the middle and Adams defensive skills some of the best in the competition.

Collie do have plenty of incentive to win, as they are in a three way battle for the wooden spoon, something no team would like possession of.  A win would keep them clear of Eaton who they play next round, while Dunsborough who are ninth also play Eaton in the final round, with a win likely to keep all three teams from the dreaded last place.

MATCH DETAILS
Game Times:  Colts 12.10pm, League 2.10pm
Coverage:  Quarterly Score Update on SWFL Facebook Page

THE RUN HOME
Augusta Margaret River:  Rd19 Bye, Rd20 Bunbury (Home), Rd21 Dunsborough (Home), Rd22 Donnybrook (Away)
Collie Eagles:  Rd19 Eaton (Home), Rd20 HBL (Away), Rd21 Donnybrook (Home), Rd22 Busselton (Away)

Simon Moore continues to play well. The two times Hayward Medalist has had a great individual season, despite the lack of team success. Photo courtesy of Theron Kirkman Photography.