Hawkettes win a thriller

The Hawkettes celebrate their win. Picture: ANTHEA HEAGNEY

 Monbulk Junior Football Club’s Hawkettes won their grand final by one point.

The under-14 side faced off against Mount Evelyn on Sunday 18 August and ran out winners 2.5.17 to 2.4.16.

Indi Linde was named player of the match.

“We are so proud of the Hawkettes’ efforts and sheer determination in their grand final bout,” the club said.

“We started this journey in February to play TEAM footy and set up a foundation to build on.

“In a hard-fought contest against a quality opposition side, the fact we had such a great and strong first quarter set up our opportunity for the result we needed.

“To come away with the win was truly impressive.”

The last quarter was anyone’s game.

“For the Hawkettes to fight it out and win by a point shows the sheer courage of each player working for the end score,” the club said.

“Their belief and presence is how they will be remembered.”

The club’s under-16 boys will play in their grand final next weekend following a tough, hard contest against Woori Yallock.

The Hawks played a team game into the wind in the third quarter and changed the game in their favour, winning 9.9.63 to 5.9.39.