Hawks Move To Second After Big Win

Augusta Margaret River have moved to second place on the ladder after easily accounting for Carey Park on Sunday at Kelly Park, in the final game of round thirteen of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season.

The visitors had a big win at the same ground last season, and the Hawks started well on Sunday, keeping Carey Park scoreless in the open quarter.

To the Panthers credit, they fought back in the second quarter kicking two goals, while Augusta Margaret River managed just two behinds, holding a fifteen point lead at the main break.

It was the second half which will have the other teams in the five taking notice, as the Hawks upped the anti, and kicked eleven second half goals, with swift ball movement, precision passing and multiple players kicking goals (nine).  In contrast, the Panthers managed four for the match, two either side of half time, with the Hawks kicking the last eight goals of the game.

The seventy two point win, boosted the percentage of the Hawks to a point where they moved into second place on the ladder, while for Carey Park, they dropped to eighth.  Lincoln Adams played another outstanding game, as did Jack McMahon who appeared to be everywhere, while Simon Moore is coming into the form that won him the Hayward Medal.   Manasseh Milham in just his fourth senior game was definitely amongst the best for the Panthers along with Kelvin Lawrence who played another good game.

The Hawks will now host Harvey Brunswick Leschenault on Saturday at Gloucester Park, while the Carey Park League team will have the bye while the remaining club teams play Dunsborough on Sunday.

MATCH CENTRE

Aug Marg River   4.3.27  4.5.29  10.6.66  15.10.100
Carey Park  0.0.0  2.2.14  4.3.27  4.4.28

Goals:  Augusta Margaret River – Ben Taylor 4, Tim Noakes 3, Samuel Lewis 2, Zac Dronow 1, Simon Moore 1, Beau Morgan 1, Jacob Payne 1, Cody Rodgers 1, Harry Taylor 1.  Carey Park – Nicholas Bonomelli 1, Connor Gadecki 1, Aaron Holmes 1, Hayden Yarren 1.
Best:  Augusta Margaret River – Lincoln Adams, Jack McMahon, Simon Moore, Ben Taylor, Jacob Payne, Steven Payne.  Carey Park – Manasseh Milham, Aaron Holmes, Bailey Taylor, Ethan Maguire, Zane Verhaaf, Jye Graham.
Ground:  Kelly Park
Umpires:  Vance Burton, Henry King, Greg Rolfe
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  530

Simon Moore obtained plenty of the ball on Sunday for the Hawks. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop.