Mitchell stars as Hawks soar

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

HAWTHORN have crashed Scott Pendle­bury’s 250th AFL game, down­ing a de­pleted Colling­wood by 24 points at the MCG.

The Hawks trailed by two points at three- quar­ter time on Sun­day but ral­lied in the fi­nal term to claim an 18.10 ( 118) to 14.10 ( 94) vic­tory. Tom Mitchell was again a thorn in the Mag­pies’ side, rack­ing up 35 dis­pos­als and boot­ing two clutch fourth- quar­ter goals to seal the Hawks’ vic­tory. The Pies trailed by a goal at half­time be­fore snatch­ing back the lead in the third quar­ter.

But the fi­nal term be­longed to a fast fin­ish­ing Hawthorn side.

The 13th- placed Hawks re­main in the fi­nals hunt af­ter back­ing up their up­set vic­tory over Ade­laide last week.

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