Hawkettes fly high

Will kicks the ball forward on his left for the Under-11 Hawks. Picture: ANTHEA HEAGNEY

The Monbulk Junior Football Club hosted home games at its new club rooms with three rounds to go in the season.

Finals are fast approaching long with a well-deserved break.


Monbulk vs Wesburn

The side came up against a very good side in Wesburn.

By the end of the game, the Hawks evened out the contest and were dominating the play.

Best: J. Kanter, T. Phyland, T. Callanan, C. Mitchell, H. Comfort, J. Sari.


Monbulk vs Wesburn

Freezing conditions led to a slow start for the Hawks, with the side down by a couple of goals in the first quarter.

They picked up in defence and attack to hold out and eventually score a goal.

Best: A. Sprout, B. White, J. Allder, C. Mitchell, W. Heap, R. Koelewyn.


Monbulk 31 d Upwey Tecoma 7

The Hawks produced a great all-round team effort.

The players’ skills, teamwork and tackling were excellent.

Best: D. Lamonica, A. Jury, C. Henderson, B. Henderson, L. Hickinbotham, B. Pratt.


Upwey 8.5.53 d Monbulk 4.3.27

The Hawks played an absolutely brilliant match, especially for the first three quarters, against a bigger-bodied opposition.

They battled extremely hard and were rewarded with four goals.

Going into three-quarter time the scores were level.

The Hawks fell away in the last quarter but couldn’t be happier with the whole team’s effort against one of the top sides.

Best: Liam, Toby, Joel, Hamish Dickinson, Jarrah, Archie.


Monbulk 10.11.71 Vs Upwey-Tecoma 1.2.8

The Hawks put in a super effort, keeping at it all day and using the ball and each other well.

They finished the game off well.

Best: Ford, T. Koelewyn, C. Hussey, L. Smith, A. Teese, J. Defina.

Under-14 girls

Monbulk 9.10.64 d Emerald 1.4.10

The Hawkettes had a strong result but their ground pressure didn’t always feel like they were playing their roles well.

As a team, they learnt about their strengths and efforts and how important it is to strive to know what’s required to play their best footy.

When all players play their role on field well it highlights all they’ve trained for.

The side has a few hard games coming up in the next few weeks.

Best: R. Oleskowski, G. Knight, R. Kelly, C. McInnes, M. McCallan, I. Linde.


Wesburn 3.3.21 d Monbulk 1.10.16

Up against a tough opponent the Hawks scored mostly in the first quarter, then toughed it out for the last three quarters.

It was nice to see how both teams worked under pressure coming into the pointy end of the season.

The side’s on-ballers pushed hard all day but couldn’t get the job done at the end.

Best: T. Ford, B. Hughson, B. Smith, G. Ross, J. Niclasen, R. Finlay.