Hawks bounce back

Well, what a difference a week makes in football as Kongorong returns to the winner’s list with a hard fought 21-point win over Glencoe at home in front of the home sides faithful.

The Hawks inaccurate kicking could have blown the winning margin out bigger but it was not the case.

Kongorong led all day through tough wet conditions and did not give up despite a gallant effort made by the Murphies.

Glencoe had some great patches of play and made the most of what effort they made in front of the big sticks.

Both sides found it tough going when mother nature decided to rain on the parade it was a game of slippery ball football.

At the major break the game was poised with the Hawks taking a slender two-point lead.

Third term is when the Murphies’ fighting spirit was on show and put the wind up Kongorong and it gave them a chance of taking the lead.

The Hawks dug even deeper on home soil with fast ball movement down to a contested pack and Will Vonstanke crumbed and a kick across his left shoulder resulted in a goal.

This was the turning point for the home side going into the last change as the Hawks put on three goals-five to Glencoe’s one in a crushing final term.

It was a game that a stalwart in Scott Fleming will not forget playing his 150th for the Hawks.

For the victors Harry Evans, Matt Cordy, Marty Vonstanke, Michael Waters and Frazer Brewster were amongst the best.

While Glencoe’s Patrick Mitchell, Thomas Edwards, Brodie Glynn Dylan Pfitzner performed well.

Kongorong will now have two weeks break with a bye and the SE zone carnival the week after and will go into the next game against Port MacDonnell at the Bay nearly at full strength.

Glencoe will now regroup and plan for their next tussle with Port MacDonnell at home and with the Demons having a win over Hatherleigh they will be on a super high.

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