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Pickering Brook led by 38 points at half time and although Parkerville fought back in the third quarter the Hawks won convincingly. Picture: BRIAN PALLISTER

Hawks too strong for Bushrangers

PICKERING Brook withstood a third quarter fight back by Parkerville to secure a 16.7 (103) to 9.9 (63) win in their round seven Hills Football Association clash.

In the first quarter neither team could get on top.

Bushrangers Toby Bennett-Smith was having an even duel in the ruck against Hawk Rowan Arnott with both mid fields benefiting and the back lines coming into the play early.

The Hawks hit the score board early in the second – more good work from Mitch Shilling on his wing got the ball forward to where Harrison Leeder could finish off.

Jayke Soltwisce was dropping back to support David Zirnis and Tobias Johnston in an attempt to stem the flow.

The Hawks had opened up a 38-point lead going into the long break.

Parkerville came out hard in the third quarter kicking the first three goals due mainly to the hard work of Jacobe Williams and Reece Bacon.

Toby Bennett-Smith benefited from a 50m penalty to get his first goal for the game.

The Bushrangers were hampered by not having a bench so were unable to rest and rotate players.

The Hawks started to slowly turn the momentum to get a couple of goals on the board late in the quarter.

The Bushrangers worked hard to reduce the deficit to 24 points at the last break.

Parkerville battled out the game but were starting to tire.

Hawks coach Tony Siroen shuffled a few players around to take advantage of their extra numbers.

Riley Thompson drifted into the forward line and scored the first three goals.

When the final siren sounded the margin was 40 points in the Hawks favour.

Riley Thompson, Mitch Shilling, Mark Caccetta, Clint Symes, Jon Vecchio and Ben Baines were the best players for Pickering Brook.

For Parkerville Jacobe Williams, Jayke Soltwisch, Reece Bacon, Toby Bennett-Smith, Tobias Johnston and Kane Healy stood out.

Riley Thompson scored four goals for Pickering Brook, Harrison Leeder (3), Clint Symes and Laurence Siroen (2) each.

For Parkerville Jayke Soltwisch scored three goals and Jacobe Williams (2).

In other games Chidlow 25.21 (171) to 2.5 (17) defeated Bullsbrook while in the other game Gidgegannup 13.4 (82) to 11.8 (74) beat Mundaring.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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