Winter held off once again for another perfect day for footy, but a familiar result for the Magpies as the Creek stars stood up to see their team win by 71 points
The first term was really competitive, but right from the outset it was clear that Sellar and Kellock were in for big days, Kellock opening up the scoring. The Magpies did have their fair share and it was Ezard with their first, while Godwin-Knott looked like a potential match winner.
This was a was a good match up for the home side and you felt that if it went unchanged, he could be the difference. Derham did well to drop off and help and Dominish provided plenty of dash.
At quarter time it was the Creek by 3 points
The second term and it was Cinc, who was in everything and James Fry again showed his worth as a defender, but it was the experience of the Creek that came to the fore as Kellock was outstanding.
Between him and Sellar it really was shaping up as a two man show as the Magpies has no answers, in particular for Kellock. The dominance of these two allowed the likes of Perry, McLeod and James to work in to the game and all of a sudden the margin was 27 points at the half.
In the third Godwin-Knott got his fourth and Walling kicked his first for the club, but it was the class players, all with league experience who were able to keep the home side in check. Kellock, Sellar, Derham and Perry all playing well and when going forward, the Creek were efficient kicking 7-2 for the term.
They played a free flowing style and really broke the game apart. For the Magpies,concussion to Casey made things a lot worse and at the last change it was the Hawks by 59 points
The last quarter could have been horrible for the Magpies, but to their credit they never sent players behind the footy and managed three goals to the Creek five.
Kellock topped his day off with his fourth and Sellar got number eight to show their dominance.
Matt Dominish is a real goer for the Hawks who was good all day. For the Magpies, Godwin-Knott kicked five goals while Cinc, Fry and Cuthbert had good days.