The 2019 football season ended for the Gosnells Hawks Football Club last Saturday when the reserves team lost to Ocean Ridge by 13 points in the Perth Football League C1 reserves first semi final.
This was a disappointing result to the large contingent of Gosnells supporters present who expected a different result. Coach Steve Davis in his last game for the club was able to field a strong team with several league players being available but the Hawks trailed Ocean Ridge by several goals all day and never challenged at any stage of the game. Final scores were Ocean Ridge 9.1 (55) Gosnells 6.6 (42).
The Gosnells Hawks Football Club’s league team found the top team Bassendean far superior last Saturday. In a game that was evenly contested to half time saw Bassendean add 10 goals in the second half to run out easy winners and appear premiership favourites with only one qualifying game left to play. Final scores were Bassendean 17.11 (113) Gosnells 7.8 (50). Josh Hall played well for the Hawks.
The reserve team’s chance at finals also took a hit with a loss to Bassendean and it now appears that the team will need to come from the elimination final to win the flag. There was little between the teams for much of the day but Bassendean prevailed at the final siren. Final scores were Bassendean 12.6 (78) Gosnells 9.10 (64). Best for Gosnells were Cameron Hayden, Ashley Pescod, Ryan Davies and Coree Thomson.
The thirds continue to play out the season strongly and went down to Quinn’s District by 23 points. Final scores were Quinn’s District 8.10 (58) Gosnells 5.5 (35). Best for the Hawks were Sam Carlino, Jeremy Hilbers, Kyle Preedy and Fraser Kickett.
The colt’s team is also competing strongly with next Saturday being the final game for the season. It is important to keep this young inexperienced team together for next year. Final scores were Bassendean 14.7 (91) Gosnells 8.7 (55). Michael Vidich, Riley Skewes, Delray Jones and Nicholas Drew all played well for the Hawks.
The Gosnells Women’s Hawks team lost its third consecutive game and dropped out of the finals to finish in fifth spot on the ladder. This was a commendable performance for a team that is in only in its second year. Final scores were Bayswater 9.2 (56) Gosnells 3.6(24). Aleisha Lyfield, Kameesha Anderson, Elisha Bettenay and Tori Hogan were best players.
This Saturday the league, reserves and colt’s travel to Mills Park to play Kenwick.The thirds play Ballajura at Gosnells Oval at 2.30 pm. Entrance to PFL games is free.
The Gosnells Hawks Football Club’s league and reserves teams both recorded victories last weekend and consolidated their positions in the top five of the premiership ladder. The league game was close all day with the Hawks holding a 16 point lead in the last quarter only to find Melville rally and to get within 2 points at the final siren. Melville had chances in the final few minutes to goal but Gosnells held on much to the delight of the large crowd in attendance. Inaccurate kicking at goal was a problem for both teams and they appear evenly matched if they meet again in a final round fixture. Final scores Gosnells 8.17 (65) Melville 8.15 (63). Michael Sewell was strong in defence with Jye Clement, Drew Robinson and Mitchell Withers were in the better players.
The reserves continue to play well and hold fourth position on the ladder but are only one victory off top spot. Final scores Gosnells 13.10 (88) Melville 8.7 (55). Best for the Hawks were Dmayne Brown, Brayden Watkins, Nathan Hansen and Tere Teio-Yarran. The thirds tried hard but Bassendean kicked away in the last quarter to win by 20 points. Final scores Bassendean 14.8 (92) Gosnells 11.6 (72). Best for Gosnells were Michael Vidich, Ancliff Enrosa, Winston Raimundo and Delray Jones.
The women team lost to Forrestdale in a low scoring match. Final scores Forrestdale 3.2 (20) Gosnells 1.4 (10). Maddison Briggs, Tori Hogan , Sherrida Ziedas and Ashleigh Rickard were best players.
The final scores in the colts were Melville 13.7 (85) Gosnells 6.10 (46). This week the league, reserves and colts play Thornlie at Thornlie. The thirds play ECU at Windemere Park at 2.30 pm and the women play Cockburn Lakes at Anning Park at 4.45 pm.
The Gosnells Hawks Football Club league and reserve teams bounced back from defeats last week with hard fought victories over Hamersley Carine. The league game was close all day with the scores level late in the last quarter but the Hawks prevailed in a thriller to win by 7 points. Final scores Gosnells 9.6 (60) Hamersley Carine 8.5 (53). Michael Handgraaf, Jye Clements, Drew Robinson and Caleb Goodhew were best for the Hawks.
The reserves showed improved form with a narrow 2 point victory. Coach Steve Davis is of the opinion that his team will improve further and will be a finals contender again this year. Final scores Gosnells 7.6 (48) Hamersley Carine 6.10 (46).
The third team tried hard but found Coolbinia too good on the day. Liam Stevens, Lam Le, Russell Fuller and Michael Cohen played well.
The colts struggled against a classy opposition in Forrestdale. Final scores Forrestdale 20.10 (130) Gosnells 1.8 (14). Blake Pickett, Oscar Taylor, Adam Jones and Leslie Pickett were best players.
The women’s team came back from a victory last week with a 52 point loss to Nollamara. Final scores were Nollamara 11.5 (71) Gosnells 3.1 (19). Tyler, Price, Louise Knitter, Richelle McKenzie and Ashleigh Rickard were best for Gosnells.