High Intensity Gets Hawks A Crucial Win


By Connor Ryan – Knox Leader Newspaper

ROWVILLE went into its round 11 clash with Blackburn with its season in the balance. With five wins and five losses in the bank, the Hawks’ trip to Morton Park was going to push them into positive or negative territory.The seventh-placed Hawks hadn’t beaten any of the sides above them on the Division 1 ladder; the third placed Panthers seemed a tall task. Or, says Rowville coach Peter Bastinac, the perfect place to start.

The Hawks pushed their ledger into the positive on Saturday with a two-goal win away from home, a win that easily ranks among the club’s best since arriving in Division 1 last season.“It was a big day,” Bastinac said.

“We certainly set ourselves for Blackburn. It didn’t matter if it was them. We needed to beat someone above us on the ladder.“It would be the biggest win of our season, by far. The Hawks led at every change of the contest, but their wayward kicking for goal kept those leads in single digits.Matt Robinson was doing a bit of everything up forward, kicking four goals but missing almost twice as many.

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