Community Clubs August 17

Most of our Hawks boys have just one week left of the home and away season and a few will feature in finals. But for now we’ll focus on this week, a few best player features and strong performances, wins and losses alike; read all about it. 

In the Gippsland League, David Brinker-Ritchie lined up with Traralgon. The Maroons were unfortunately bested by Sale, 6.10 (46) to 5.9 (39). Brincker-Ritchie was named third best afield for his side. 

Jack Hume played in the same league but with Leongatha, who cemented their spot at the top of the ladder with one round to go. It was a convincing win over Moe, 15.12 (102) to 8.7 (55). Hume played off the wing all day and managed a goal. 

In the Eastern Football Netball League Premier Division Seniors, Mason Hawkins and Vermont lost to Balwyn by 26-points.

It was a close clash, with the Eagles down by just one point the at quarter time, two points at half time and one point again at three-quarter time before Balwyn ran away with it, 13.8 (86) to 9.6 (60).

‘Hawko’ gave a commendable effort, having broken his finger very early stages of the clash and played out the game in the ruck. 

Will Garner and Blackburn in the ENFL Premier Division Seniors, came out on top over Park Orchards after leading all game – 11.16 (82) to 5.9 (39). Garner booted a goal in the Panthers victory. 

Also in the EFNL Premier Division Seniors, Jake Arundell and Rowville defeated Berwick by 25-points to maintain their top position on the ladder. Come games end it was 10.7 (67) to 6.6 (42), with Arundell having managed a goal in the win. 

Campbell Tweedie and Doncaster suffered a 135-point win at the hands of South Croydon, 26.11 (167) to 4.8 (32). The Sharks trailed by just a behind at quarter time, but from there the Bulldogs took charge. Despite the loss, Tweedie had another stand out performance and came in at second best on ground. 

James O’Connor also played with Vermont in the EFNL Premier Division Reserves, in which the Eagles got the W over Balwyn, 8.14 (62) to 5.5 (35). O’Connor played out of the midfield, and gave a solid all-around performance, which earnt him fourth best on ground. 

Sahaf Ali and East Ringwood again took a large win in the EFNL First Division Seniors, this time over Bayswater – 17.10 (112) to 1.10 (16). 

Will Sexton lined up in the Ovens and Murray Football League with Yarrawonga, and they managed a substantial 57-point win over North Albury, 15.16 (106) 7.7 (49). Sexton managed two of Yarrawonga’s 15 goals for the afternoon. 

In the Ballarat Football Netball League, Jayden Eales and Sunbury suffered a 36-point defeat at the hands of Ballarat, 17.10 (112) to 11.10 (76). Eales played well out of the ruck all day and snuck forward to kick two.

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