Panther Take Another Big Scalp

Carey Park have taken another big scalp in the SWFL when they defeated the reigning premiers at Kelly Park on Saturday night, to the delight of the home crowd, with the Panthers now one of just two undefeated teams.

After an even first quarter, the Panthers opened a small margin in the second quarter of what was a tough contest.

Harley Sparks played another great game for the Panthers. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop

It would be the third quarter that would make all the difference, with the Panthers putting on seven goals in a stunning 30 minutes of football, with Harley and Cooper Sparks, Connor Gadecki and Kelvin Lawrence running amok.

The Hawks rallied at the start of the final term getting back within 18 points and had the run on.  Tempers frayed midway through the final term, with several players watching the final part of the match from the bench after being given their marching orders.  A late goal to the home team ended any hope of a late Hawks comeback who now have just two wins from four games and have dropped to seventh on the ladder.

Carey Park are second on the ladder and play South Bunbury next Sunday in what will be a massive match for both clubs.

MATCH CENTRE

Carey Park  2.2.14  4.5.29  11.6.72  12.9.81
Aug Marg River 2.2.14  3.3.21  5.4.34  8.6.54

Goals:  Carey Park – Kelvin Lawrence 4, Cameron Baker 2, Brady Lenaghan 2, Jack DiLallo 1, Connor Gadecki 1, Rory O’Brien 1, Harley Sparks 1.  Augusta Margaret River – Jack Hick 2, Lincoln Adams 1, Jack McMahon 1, Beau Morgan 1, Asher Samelko 1, Thomas Shanahan 1.
Best:  Carey ParkHarley Sparks, Kelvin Lawrence, Cooper Sparks, Connor Gadecki, Brady Lenaghan, Cameron Baker.  Augusta Margaret River – Simon Moore, Jack Hick, Steven Payne, Finn MacShane, Blake Del Fante
Ground:  Kelly Park
Umpires:  Aaron Andrews, Daniel Ebert
Reports: Nil
Crowd:  604

Kelvin Lawrence who played a great game for the Panthers under plenty of pressure early in the match. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop.

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