Pickering Brook took control of the game against Gidgegannup early and went on to win by 101 points.

Hawks too good for Bulldogs 

Hawks beat out Bulldogs and step up as upcoming challengers to play against the undefeated Swan View team.
May 9, 2024
Brian Pallister

PICKERING Brook gained an early jump on Gidgegannup in their round four encounter when Jackson Shilling palmed the ball to teammate Steven Caccetta who kicked the ball forward to where Michael Brescacin marked and converted.

The Hawks went on to win 20.19 (139) to 6.2 (38) setting up the game of the round this coming weekend when the Hills Football Association ladder leaders play Swan View who have also won three games but sit behind the Hawks on percentage.

Against the Hawks the Bulldogs had Jarrad Young along with Liam Marriott as the ground support for Declan Whife in the ruck.

Brett Wolfenden had a run on the ball allowing John Armstrong more space deep in the Hawks forward line.

Bulldogs Dylan Cahill, Alan Rigg and Josh Carter had the task of trying to keep the Hawks forwards quiet.

At the first break the Hawks had slipped out to a 33-point lead.

Gidgegannup managed three goals in the second, unfortunately not enough to counter six by the Hawks.

A Pele style mid-air soccer goal by John Armstrong one of the game highlights.

Sam Pedley-Mulcahy and Lachlan Ostojich both converted for the Bulldogs as they tried to stay in touch.

But Hawks Harley McInerney, Steven Caccetta and Luke Outridge were picking up possessions at will, delivering the ball to teammates with pinpoint precision.

Mitchell Shilling went into the ruck to offer brother Jackson a spell.

Cory McIvor teamed with Josh Velinga to repel several Bulldogs forward moves.

The last quarter started with the Hawks holding a 66-point lead.

Gidgegannup could only manage one goal to Pickering Brooks’ six in the last term as the deficit opened up to 101 points.

The Hawks two key forwards John Armstrong and Brett Wolfenden finished with six goals each, while Michael Brescacin would be somewhat disappointed with his two goal return from eight attempts.

The game of the round this weekend will be the contest between the undefeated Swan View and Pickering Brook.

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