Hutchins snuffs Roost­ers’ sea­son

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT -

HUTCHINS has earned a spot in the Old Schol­ars grand fi­nal against Rich­mond fol­low­ing a clin­i­cal sec­ond-half against DOSA in the pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal on Saturday.

The Roost­ers drew first blood through a Justin Carroll goal aided by a 50m penalty.

But Tom Trif­fitt, who kicked seven goals for the game, and Mitch Wil­liamson replied as the Lions con­trolled the quar­ter, lead­ing 5.1 (31) to 2.1 (13) at the break.

Wil­liamson kicked his third goal early in the sec­ond quar­ter but DOSA found space and bridged the gap with three goals. Only costly misses, in­clud­ing on the half-time siren, de­nied them the lead.

DOSA went de­fen­sive in the third quar­ter be­fore a goal to the Lions’ Jack Ba­stick and a brace from Tom Trif­fitt saw them break away.

But DOSA’s Justin Carroll goaled on the three-quar­ter time siren and it was game on.

Hutchins at­tacked con­sis­tently in the fi­nal quar­ter, adding five goals to one and win­ning 14.7 (91) to 7.11 (53).

The ruck du­els be­tween Lions Hugh John­ston and Larry Owen against Roost­ers Mitchell Reeve were a highlight while Scott Ni­chols and Jamie Clark were ex­cel­lent for the Lions.

Roost­ers de­fend­ers Sam Pea­cock and Josh Roberts were also solid per­form­ers.

DOSA re­serves will meet Rich­mond af­ter dis­pos­ing of OHA.

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