War at Westbury

Meander Valley Suns vs Prospect Hawks cropped

War at Westbury

JULY 2016 | David Claridge

A DOUBLE ‘Clash of Meander Valley’ was fought out with wins on both sides. The Meander Valley Suns played the Prospect Hawks in the Northern Tasmanian Football Association Division Two Seniors and Division Two Reserves in Westbury on 18th June.

The Prospect Hawks Seniors team won a nail biter by five points, kicking the winning goal on the siren, beating the Suns 13-19-97 to 14-8-92.

While the Suns got away to a 20-point lead by quarter time they fell behind by 10 points at the main break.

Poor kicking from the Hawks hampered their effort to take off and create a buffer, kicking five goals but eight behinds in the second quarter.

With a minute to go in the final quarter, the Suns hit the lead by a point. The Hawks were able to make up for it.

It was the fifth time the seniors’ teams faced one another. Previously at two wins each, the Hawks now with bragging rights.

Both seniors’ teams, at the time of printing, are sitting beside each other on the ladder. This season has been tough for both teams with Old Scotch so far undefeated and the top four all with high percentages.

Kaleb Thomas starred for the Hawks, kicking six goals, while Danny Bennett for the Suns also performed well, booting five majors.

The win put the Hawks 6th on the ladder, now above the Suns at 7th.

The Meander Valley Suns Reserves side, on the other hand, came away with a win by 27 points.

Mike Moores