In the second HFA semi final Pickering Brook and Chidlow battled out a tight game.

Chidlow to take on Swan View in preliminary final

By the start of the last quarter the Hawks were just two points in front of the Cougars.
August 31, 2023
Brian Pallister

IN the second semi final Pickering Brook and Chidlow also battled out a tight game with the Hawks winning 12.9 (81) to 11.10 (76).

The game started to develop a similar pattern as the first, the Hawks got their first  on the board from a quick thinking soccer goal by Michael Brecassin.

They quickly followed with another goal.

Steven Caccetta and Bradley Jetta collected several early possessions.

The Hawks controlled most of the early play until Steven Schorer managed to pick up a loose ball and get it forward.

When Luke Elliott converted for Chidlows first goal, they managed to slow the Hawks advances to head into the first break five points in arrears.

Chidlow got the early start in the second and managed to take the lead.

The Hawks rallied again through the solid work of Matthew Outridge firstly clearing the ball from a centre stoppage and then drifting forward to score a goal.

Tim McQuoid swooped on anything loose in the forward line.

Cody Christensen went to Luke Elliott in an attempt to curb his influence.

Matt Mallaby used some pinpoint passing to find a way into his forward line while Adam McKinlay squared off against Jackson Shilling for the ruck duels.

By the start of the last quarter the Hawks were just two points in front.

The Cougars managed to take the lead with only five minutes left in the game but  another shot on goal missed.

The Hawks moved the ball forward quickly from the kick in and Matthew Outridge marked and converted the winning goal from 40m out.

At the Hills Football Association awards the Benjamin Seabrook medallist (fairest and best) was won by Swan View player Josh Holingum.

The President's medallist (runner up fairest and best) was awarded to Pickering Brook’s Steven Caccetta and the Mundaring Bendigo Bank leading goal scorer with 101 goals was John Armstrong from Pickering Brook.

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