Willunga lose badly to Langhorne Creek in A grade football

Dogs captain Nick Brokenshire kicks the ball clear on Saturday.
Dogs captain Nick Brokenshire kicks the ball clear on Saturday.

For reasons unknown, Willunga haven’t had a good record playing the Hawks on their home ground and the hoodoo continued for them last Saturday with the home team beating them by a solid 98 points.

Willunga came to the game without Nelson and the Hawks had Arbon on the sidelines. It was Sellar for the Hawks up against Bass for the Demons and the first major came by the way of Kellock. Next it was Derham for the home team goaling followed by six pointers to McLeod, who goaled twice in a matter of a few minutes.

Willunga defence was under plenty of pressure, led by Alexopoulos. Burdett managed to mark and goal, which ended up being their only major for the quarter. Hawks 24 points up at the first break.

The Hawks booted the first three goals for the quarter through Howell, Sellar and Kellock. The Hawks were continually winning the ball out of stoppages with Perrey collecting disposals over the ground.

The Willunga on ballers in Altus and Beath were working hard. A goal to Todd Martin broke the ice for the visitors, but it was the only one they scored for the entire quarter. The Hawks increased their margin to 46 points at the main break.

The third term began with a quick goal in the first minute to the Hawks Perrey. The Hawks pace through Matt Dominish and Alex Cleggett was another factor as the home side piled on more goals. Meanwhile Ficken and Williams were putting in a solid effort for the visitors, but they were lacking support from their team mates.

The Hawks scored this quarter through McLeod, Howell , Kellock and Mitch Cleggett, who was marking strongly in the forward lines. It was all one way traffic as the Hawks held an 84 point advantage at the last break.

The last quarter was again led by the Hawks.  A couple of goals on the run from Alex Cleggett were next, followed by singles to Kellock and Clifford ended the rout.

At the final siren, the home team were 98 points in front. The Hawks were far better in their ball handling and their pace and tackling was much better than Willunga’s effort.