Gin Gin takes win in tough match

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

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.”

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

ON THE BURST: Gin Gin’s Solo­man Talal­ima dur­ing a game against Miriam Vale at Bur­nett Heads last month.

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