The Gosnells Hawks Football Club league bounced back to the winners list with a narrow victory last week in the WAAFL NAIDOC round after three straight losses. The team wore specially designed indigenous themed jumpers created by talented local artist Tamara Hayden.
The team sits equal second on points on the ladder but fourth on percentage. A win this week over third placed Bassendean is essential if the Hawks are to qualify for a home and a qualifying final. Final scores were Gosnells 13.8 (86) Quinns District 11.17 (83). Best for the Hawks were Tristan Edgill, Ethan Strahan, Jayden Woods and Kade Pescod.
It’s back to the drawing board for coach Steve Davis and his boys after a comprehensive defeat by rival Quinns District. The reserves struggled all day after seven straight wins to go down by 29 points. Final scores were Quinns District 8.12 (60) Gosnells 4.7 (31). Better players were Wade Gallagher (celebrating 150 club games), Brett Endersby, Wade Goodhew and Aiden Gray.
It wasn’t good news for the thirds either as the team suffered its first defeat of the year losing to Forrestfield by 37 points. Final scores were Forrestfield 12.7 (79) Gosnells 6.6 (42). Ethan Barry, Dave McBride, Dennis Luffman and Alex Goddard all played well.
The colts continue to struggle against classy opposition and lost to Quinns District. Raymond Shaw, Les Curley, Leighton Bagovits and Tom Stevens all played well.
The women’s Hawks team continue to improve and recorded their second victory of the season with a 13 point win over Forrestdale. Best were Michelle Watson, Siobhan Roche, Elisha Bettenay and Kinisha Penny.
This week the league, reserves and colts travel to Jubilee Park to take on Bassendean and the thirds play Jandakot at Atwell Oval all on Saturday. The women play University at UWA Sports Park, Mt Claremont at 12.30 pm and the Metro league team play Warwick/Greenwood at Percy Doyle Reserve at 2.30 pm both on Sunday.