TRIPLE wins, for the second week in a row, away against bottom-of-ladders Donnybrook moved Augusta-Margaret River Hawks’ League and Colts teams up to join the Reserves in sixth position on the South West Football League ladders.
Each Hawks team has four wins and four losses from eight rounds, with the League team two wins behind a four-way battle for top spot, and the Reserves and Colts still in touch with Collie Eagles, heading both their ladders.
Hawks started strongly with Nick Derickx kicking a goal inside three minutes, but Donnybrook settled and Cory Pausin, Shane Boulton and Robbie Cross responded with goals. Good Hawks teamwork delivered the ball to Ben Gerrans and his goal put them a point ahead, 3.3 to 3.2 at quarter time.
The second quarter started competitively with neither side able to gain advantage, but then Jaye Uhd and Beau Morgan each goaled and Cody Miller kicked two for the Hawks, with only John Hearman able to respond for the Dons, giving Hawks a 23-point lead, 7.8 to 4.3 at half time.
The third quarter was also very competitive between half-back lines, with Ben Gerrans kicking the only goal to give Hawks a 29-point lead going into the final term. The battle to the final siren was mostly even, Hawks added three goals to Dons’ two to win by 38 points.
Final scores: AMR Hawks 11.14 (80) d Donnybrook 6.6 (42). Goals: AMR: C Miller 3; B Morgan, B Gerrans 2; J Uhd, B Bramich, J Marsh, N Derickx. Donnybrook: S Bolton, R Cross 2; J Hearman, C Pausin. Best: AMR: C Miller, N Derickx, C Alexandra, B Gerrans, L Durack, J Uhd. Donnybrook: C Sheehan, J Hearman, J Guglielmana, C Guglielmana, J Spencer.
Another competitive game with Hawks gaining a eight-point break in the first quarter, pushing it out to 22 points in the second, holding off a determined Dons’ push in the third and sealing victory with a five-goals-to-one final term. Grant Garstone kicked six goals for the Hawks, taking his tally for the season so far to 30.
Final scores: AMR Hawks 11.10 (76) d Donnybrook 6.9 (45). Goals: AMR: G Garstone 6; M Payne 2, K Kevill, J Cummings, J Dornan. Donnybrook: R Blout 2; B Anderson, A Tresize, L Evans, K McDonald. Best: AMR: A Cooke, C McLean, K Kevill, J Dornan, J Cummings, G Garstone. Donnybrook: B Seal, S Trigwell, R Blout, J Coad.
Hawks jumped the Dons early, kicking seven goals to two to lead 7.1 to 2.7 at quarter time, then extended the lead to 46 points by half time. Donnybrook kept Hawks goalless in the third but could only add two themselves, and Hawks stormed to a 55-point victory.
Final scores: AMR Hawks 15.13 (103) d Donnybrook 6.12 (48). Goals: AMR: T McDonald 4; J Oakes, A Campbell 3; C Read, M Payne 2; J Ellis. Donnybrook: J O’Dine Khan 4; L Dale, R Hart. Best: AMR: T McDonald, W Young, H Lill, A Campbell, M Monkhouse, J Oakes. Donnybrook: T Carroll, J O’Dine Khan, R Hart, L Dale, C Kirkness.