Gin Gin takes win in tough match
AFTER a poor performance against Agnes Water two weekends ago, the Gin Gin Hawks dug deep and came home with a nice win from last Sunday’s away game against Burnett Heads.
Players faced a vocal crowd but ripped into it anyway, beating the opposing team 32-26.
Hawks prop Ashley Helmore said despite the win, the game was tough.
“After the first ten minutes one of our guys was sent off so we only had 12 on the field,” he said.
“That made things a bit tricky but the boys pulled together and really gave it their all.”
Helmore said the whole team gave a standout performance, with special mention to returned player Chris Holmes.
“Chris played his first game back for the year and did an outstanding job,” he said.
“Every player put on their best performance. We just had the belief and played as a team.”
Although the crowd was against them, Hawks players went hard on the field.
“Burnett Heads lost a player in the second half so it evened us out, which helped,” Helmore said.
The season has so far been pretty average for the Hawks, who are in fifth position.
“We definitely need to start winning games to make it to the finals,” Helmore said.
“Once we get our players back from suspension, I think we will be okay.”
This week the Gin Gin Hawks will go up against Miriam Vale.
“They always get a pretty big crowd so we are expecting it to be tough,” Helmore said.
“We will be looking for some good performances from the boys to get us through.”
ON THE BURST: Gin Gin’s Soloman Talalima during a game against Miriam Vale at Burnett Heads last month.