Hawks en­joy party time

Cen­te­nary cel­e­brated with 129-point win

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport -

THE Dean­mill Hawks’ un­blem­ished record in 2018 re­mains in­tact af­ter they com­pre­hen­sively de­feated arch ri­vals South­ern­ers by 129 points at Dean­mill Oval, 22.18 (150) to 3.3 (21).

The vic­tory not only con­firmed the Hawks’ sta­tus as out­right pre­mier­ship favourites, it pro­vided the per­fect set­ting for the club to cel­e­brate its 100th birth­day in style.

From the an­tic­i­pated build-up to the cel­e­bra­tion, the Hawks looked fo­cused to pro­duce a per­for­mance to add to the aus­pi­cious oc­ca­sion and apart from an early chal­lenge from Souths, the home side com­pletely dom­i­nated to de­liver the club a per­fect 100th birth­day present.

In front of a parochial home crowd, the Hawks held sway in ev­ery as­pect of the game, par­tic­u­larly in the mid­field and up for­ward where they car­ried too many guns for an un­der­manned Souths out­fit.

It was ev­i­dent the Hawks’ pace and player depth would trou­ble the strug­gling Souths – a fact ap­par­ent as the game pro­gressed.

Kester Decke rucked with dom­i­nance and when go­ing for­ward showed won­der­ful judg­ment to take a se­ries of marks to roll through three ma­jors.

Added to this, the Hawks for­wards gained a strong­hold from an over­load of ball sup­ply to have the goal count flow­ing at a solid clip.

Ai­den Clarke helped him­self to a five-goal haul while Daniel Sari­nis joined the party up for­ward with four ma­jors.

Jaxon East con­trib­uted with three for the game.

The Hawks’ play was slick, es­pe­cially from David Marko­tis, Brodie Reeve and Ri­ley Hutchin­son all epit­o­mis­ing the game plan as they plun­dered the mid­field bat­tle with style.

Reeve was in fine form gain­ing best afield in the Hawks’ cen­te­nary game.

To com­plete the cel­e­bra­tion, the Hawks fired through eight final­term goals to seal a won­der­ful day that added to the club’s il­lus­tri­ous his­tory.

Pic­tures: Mick Hill

Daniel Sari­nis from Dean­mill goes for the ball as he is tack­led by Brett Dob­son from South­ern­ers.

Jaxon East from Dean­mill and Ryan Denver from South­ern­ers.

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