Hawks fly high in tribute game

Kongorong scored a 54-point win over Nangwarry at home in a Mid South Eastern football match that paid respect to the Anzacs.

The game started even with skill errors from both sides causing turn overs and not capitalising on opportunities up forward.

The Hawks put the first major on the board as they seemed to settle well but the Saints had other ideas and provided some resistance to the might of the Kongorong forward line.

At the first break it was a 23-point lead to the Hawks, who were in total control as the visitors had some work to do.

Kongorong piled on 4.3 to Nangwarry’s 2.1 in the second quarter and the hosts were starting to play the game play they needed to.

Nangwarry had some good passages of play but looked down and out going into the major break 42 points down and went in to find something that would spark the side.

The Hawks dug deep in the second half and piled on four goals seven but it could have been more disastrous for the Saints on the scoreboard due to the former’s inaccurate kicking in front of goal.

Nangwarry only managed two scoring shots in the third quarter which was due to the defense of Kongorong which started with Aaron Lightbody repelling all efforts made by the Saints and was named amongst the best.

It was a very different side that went down to Mount Burr the week before with team play starting to gel things together.

The Hawks will take all the positives out of the win and look forward to the next challenge, but the Saints will regroup and keep up the fighting spirit their known for.

For the victors Harry Evans was named the John Rogers Medalist for best on the ground followed by Matt Cordy, Fraser Brewster, Jarrod Ryan, Jake Whitty and Lightbody

For the Saints Tom Vanderhorst, Ben Just, Matthew Pratt, Riley Wise and Blake Neshoda were all solid performers.

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