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Pickering Brook recovered from inaccurate shots on goal to beat Parkerville in round 17. Picture: BRIAN PALLISTER

Hawks run out 7-point winners

By Brian Pallister

PICKERING Brook scored three quick goals in the fourth quarter to defeat Parkerville who had until then appeared to finally have the game under their control.

The Hawks overcame an earlier more accurate Parkerville in their round 17 clash to win 13.11 (89) to 12.10 (82).

The Hawks kept the majority of the play in their forward line in the first quarter but could not convert.

The Bushrangers accuracy gave them a 4.0 (24) to 2.5 (17) lead at quarter time.

The second quarter was much the same with the Hawks not taking advantage of their forward entries.

Bushrangers full forward Chris Edwards shared the ball with teammates Jesse Fergusson and Reece Bacon were on the receiving end of some fine work out of the centre and with that they made the most of their opportunities.

The Hawks pressed forward on several occasions but could not find the big opening as often as coach Michael Oliver would have liked for the amount of possessions they had and by half time Parkerville led 7.2 (44) to 3.9 (27).

The second half started out as a complete reversal and it was the Bushrangers that could not convert and the forward move of Riley Thompson by the Hawks was starting to pay dividends.

Rowan Arnott was starting to give the Hawks mid field more opportunity with Reece Mackey and Tim McQuoid on the receiving end.

With only one point the difference in Pickering’s favour to start the last quarter the game was up for grabs.

The Bushrangers got the lead back and looked to have the momentum but that was not before Riley Thompson chimed in with three goals in ten minutes which resulted in the Hawks winning by seven points.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. The best part of her job was meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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