RD9 '18: Demons vs Hawks (Men's Premiership)

Frank "Frank" Caldow | 20.07.18

Wandsworth Demons 29.6.180 def Wimbledon Hawks 1.2.8

Coming off a 2 goal defeat against Wests, our next opponent was Wimbledon Hawks who like every team is struggling with unavailability. To their credit they did manage to scrap together 22 players after only having 15 available on the Tuesday. 

The Common hasn't seen a drop of rain for over a month and with this has dried and hardened right up. If you haven't started praying for rain now is the time to do so. 

We jumped out of the blocks and within the first minute had our first major. We then piled on 9 more to go into the first term 10.1 up which was a strong performance in reduced 20 minute quarters. 

The 2nd quarter was much of the same with our midfield completely dominating, the game being played close to 90% in our forward half. We put on another 8 goals and went into the main break 18.3 to 0.0.

The 3rd quarter Hawks fought hard and for a fair portion of the quarter controlled the momentum of the game, giving them repeat forward 50 entries and eventually snagging one on the goaline to make it a 4 goal to 1 quarter.

The last quarter we again got right on top, finishing with 29.6 which was a very accurate day out.

Williams and Whitehead in his first senior game controlled the defence with Tom Byrne showing excellent ability to read the flight of the ball taking several intercepting marks. First Frazer then Nobby dominated the ruck and each of Brayden, Borgy and Dundon brought their own pill through the middle. Everyone had a day out in the forward line and what was most pleasing was seeing them work well together to keep out of each others space. Lester in his first Prem game showed he a capacity to bring a new dimension of pressure and along with Joe Lloyd kicked their first senior goals for the club. Veteran Undy Smith, Grundy and Rousey all snagged a handful each. Big Frazer finished with 4 majors in his last hit out for the Demons. Although having only been here for a few months has been a fantastic presence on and off the field. It’s a shame to see ‘the most beautiful man in the cosmos’ to go but thats London Footy! 

Best Players: B.Irving, N.Dundon, G.Rouse, B.Borg, J.Lloyd, A.Smith

Goals: A.Smith, G.Rouse, A.Grundy (5), A.Dickfos, F.Eaton (4), N.Dundon (2), T.Bell, J.Lloyd, M.Soon

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