Langhorne Creek beat Goolwa/Port Elliot by 104 points

ONE OF THE BEST: Encounter Bay rebounding defender Hamish Tonkin gets clear on Saturday in the thrilling draw against McLaren. Tonkin along with his two brothers were among the best players for the Bays as they jump back into the five.
ONE OF THE BEST: Encounter Bay rebounding defender Hamish Tonkin gets clear on Saturday in the thrilling draw against McLaren. Tonkin along with his two brothers were among the best players for the Bays as they jump back into the five.

The Langhorne Creek versus Goolwa/Port Elliott game was a one sided affair with the home side winning comfortably by 104 points.

Goolwa/Port Elliot were without their key forward in Godwin–Knott and the Hawks had a couple of outs from their previous week’s loss to Mount Compass.

The game began with the Hawks Sellar up against Harper in ruck. It only took a minute for the Hawks to goal through Howell and another minute later Kellock did likewise.

Play continued with the Hawks dominating in the centre and feeding their tall forwards constantly. Next to goal for the  Hawks was Arbon. This was followed by Howell goaling once again for the home side.

Goolwa/Port Elliot’s forward entries were restricted, but they eventually found a major through Harper who scrambled a goal. Meanwhile the Magpie back six were struggling to hold the Hawk forays as Howell kicked his third for the quarter.

A late goal to Perrey completed the scoring for the quarter and the home team had a 34 point lead at the first siren.

The second quarter began with the home side attacking once again. They were well on top with their centre clearances, with Sellar controlling the ruck and the Hawk followers winning the ball out time and time again.

The first goal of this stanza went to Arbon for the home side. The next was kicked by Matt Roberts in his first game of senior footy for the Hawks.

Goolwa/Port Elliot were working hard to get the ball up to their forward arc, but suffered with the lack of targets, allowing the Hawks to mop up and send the ball back into their zone.

Eventually the Magpies came through with Longmire kicking a goal off the ground. The Hawks had more scoring opportunities in this quarter, but were somewhat wasteful at times, causing them to have the ball sail through the points or go out of bounds.

At the main break the Hawks had a 56 point lead.

The third quarter began where the second left off, with the Hawks continuing to attack and Goolwa/Port Elliot  trying to defend.

Payne and Casey were doing their bit for the visitors, but they weren’t getting much support as the Hawks didn’t take their foot off the accelerator.

The home side nailed the first goal through Lally, who was using his pace to advantage. Hawk ruckman Sellar put through three goals for the quarter as he caused all sorts of problems for Goolwa/Port Elliot when he was resting up forward.

Again the Hawks were on top with their clearances, with the likes of Kellock and Perrey winning plenty of the ball.

The Hawks managed a total of six goals for the quarter, with a lone goal to the Magpies Robinson being the visitors only consolation. This left the home side leading by 87 points at the last break.

The final quarter saw the Hawks kick on, but to their credit, the Magpies didn’t give the game away and had some better passages of play. Meanwhile the Hawks were on top early with goals through Derham, Sellar and Earl.

Goolwa had a target in Consalvo who bagged two goals for the quarter. The Hawk defence held up fairly well, with Derham causing the visitors all sorts of grief  with his rebounding.

At the final siren the home side had amassed a winning margin of 104 points.

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