Hawks Reds face Bulls in Cowaramup

Hawks Red travelled to Cowaramup on Saturday to play Bulls Gold across all three grades, and it was a very successful day out for Margaret River.

The Hawks Red 9s showed excellent skills in their game and Bulls Gold were up against it all day.

Jace Reynolds followed up his awesome recent form for Gold, continually stopping the Red team and sending the ball forward. Coach's awards went to Jace, Caleb and Roxy.

In the 11s game, these two teams were meeting for the first time and it was an engaging game of football with Hawks Red getting out of the blocks fast in the first quarter, and then Bulls Gold gradually pegging them back in the second and third quarters.

Kai Luttrell was a stand-out for Gold in the first quarter, playing a great game in defence.

The 'other' Kai, Kai Flynn was moved to centre half back in the second quarter and began getting on top through the middle, helping Bulls move forward.

There was a momentum shift in the third on the back of a four-goal effort by Flynn Anderson that had the Cowtown crowd on their feet.

Flynn got good service through Gilbert Fokkema, Avion Packer, Jack Zan and Mackenzie Weeks and finished off his left-foot goals beautifully.

But all credit to the Hawks Red team, they really lifted in the final quarter and ran out the game better with another couple of goals, setting up a good rivalry for next time around.

Coach's awards went to Carlin Cheffers, Gilbert Fokkema and Jack Zan.

The 13s game was a hard slog for Bulls against a very good outfit with some classy players. Bulls went into the game undermanned and needed some help from the 11s team to make up the numbers.

The game was played largely in the Hawks Red attacking half, putting Bulls defenders under pressure for long periods.

It took till the second quarter before the Bulls' first goal, after a great piece of running play by the tireless Tahn Payne. From there it wasn't till the last quarter that Bulls managed a second goal through Jake Miller.

Coach Darian Cheffers talked to the boys about their physical pressure at the end of the game, encouraging them to make big spoils and determined chases, and lay solid tackles that wrap up an opponent so that no matter how good an opposition team is, they don't get easy ball.

Coach's awards went to Josh Fry, Tom Golding and Ronan Cheffers.