Round 4 – Hawthorn v Fremantle: Hawks do it again in Tassie

Molly and Hawka_Tassie 2013

Molly Lennon meets Hawka before the game

A Happy Hawk_Tassie 2013

Before the game at Launceston.

Molly at Work_Tassie 2013

These new Almanac deadlines are tight – no time to waste.

Celebrating_Tassie 2013

Celebratory drinks with Dad.

By Molly Lennon

I was excited to be back in Tassie with my Dad.

At the start, the Dockers took the ball straight to their goal, but the Hawkers got the ball back.  After a while it was still 0-0 but the Dockers almost got a goal.  Luckily, the mighty Hawks got it off them.  As soon as it hit the ground, it was all Hawks and then a goal from great Cyril.

The Dockers had the ball and they kicked it, but there was a great mark to Josh Gibson, who was defending well.  Thanks to Gibson, Cyril got a fine goal, his second of the match.

After the bounce the Hawkers got it straight to their forward line, with Breust kicking a great goal.  Then Burgoyne tried for goal and got it with a great kick.  Then Buddy kicked it to Hale for a great mark, but Hale missed and got a point.

There was some lovely defence by Hawthorn but the Dockers took it straight out of our hands.  Then we got it back.  Poppy kicked it but unfortunately, to the Dockers.  Then Gibson got the ball and handballed it straight out in front of Fremantle’s goals.  Griffin tried for a goal for the Dockers but missed.

The Dockers kept trying to get the ball but great defence from Hale took it to us.  Smith got a mark and then scored a point.  It’s the Docker’s ball and it ended up right in front of their goals but fortunately Hodge got it out of there and then got it to our end, which resulted in a fine goal to Roughead.

At quarter-time, the Hawks were winning by five goals, with the Dockers not even scoring a goal!  Dad knew it was a good start.

As soon as the siren sounded, it’s a goal to the Dockers.  I went out to get a Freddo Frog and while I was doing that, the Hawks scored two goals.

When I got back to my seat Poppy tried for goal but missed.  Then the ball went close to Fremantle’s goals, but no score.

Then, there was a goal from Jordan Lewis.

After the bounce in the middle, Fremantle quickly took it and scored a goal.

Then we had the ball but kicked it out on the full.  Then the Dockers had it and they kicked it out on the full!

After that, there was an amazing goal for the mighty Hawks.  This was followed by a goal to the Dockers but after that a free kick to the Hawks got us another goal.

At half-time, it was the Hawks 64 versus the Dockers 34.  That quarter was pretty even.

At the start of the third quarter the Hawks got the ball close to goal but then Fremantle got the ball and dragged it over half-way…then out.

Freo had it but the mighty Hawks got it off them.  Burgoyne got a goal and then there was another to the Hawks.

Fabulous Gunston marked the ball and kicked a goal to give Hawthorn the biggest lead of the match.

Fremantle kicked the ball into their forward line.  The Hawks seemed to touch the ball right on the line but the umpire gave Freo the six points.  It’s a goal for Fremantle.  The margin was closer now but still 28 points for the final break.

Fremantle kicked the first goal of the last quarter. Then, mighty Buddy Franklin took a breathtaking mark, followed with a goal to bring the margin back to 29 points up.

The Dockers fought back hard and soon the margin was just 17 points.

But thankfully the Hawks started kicking more goals again. Roughead and Buddy each kicked two fantastic goals. Roughead’s last goal sealed the win for the mighty Hawks.  Along with Burgoyne and Gibson, Roughead was one of Hawthorn’s best players on the day.

When the siren sounded, Dad and I cheered.  It was another great victory for the Hawks in Tassie.


HAWTHORN     5.2  10.4  13.6  18.10 (118)
FREMANTLE    0.2  5.4  8.8  11.10 (76)

Hawthorn: Franklin 4, Roughead 4, Rioli 3, Burgoyne 2, Breust 2, Birchall, Lewis, Franklin
Fremantle: Bradley 3, Mayne 2, Mundy, Sutcliffe, Crowley, Mayne, Walters, Neale

Hawthorn: Burgoyne, Gibson, Roughead, Franklin, Rioli, Birchall, Puopolo, Hale
Fremantle: Fyfe, Barlow, Mundy, Mayne, Walters, Bradley

MY VOTES: Roughead (Haw) 3, Burgoyne (Haw) 2, Gibson (Haw) 1

UMPIRES: Nicholls, Wenn, Foot

OFFICIAL CROWD: 12,619 at Aurora Stadium



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