Hawks get ready to swoop

Declan BushAugusta Margaret River Times
Johnathon Purdue moves fast under pressure.
Camera IconJohnathon Purdue moves fast under pressure. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times, Taelor Pelusey

Augusta-Margaret River’s new league coach says the Hawks’ narrow win over Donnybrook at the weekend is a big encouragement as they prepare for Sunday’s clash with Bunbury.

Matthew Jamieson said he was happy with the Hawks’ improved fitness, which helped them to the four-point win on Sunday with 8.7 (55) to 6.15 (51).

“That’s probably one reason we were able to withstand some of their pressure,” he said.

“It was good to see the guys run the game right out.”

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Jamieson said he was happy with the Hawks’ passing game and pressure in the forward half.

He said Sunday’s game against Bunbury would test his players.

“(Bunbury have) been touted as probably the contenders this year,” Jamieson said. “It’ll be a really good gauge to see where we’re at.”

The former South Bunbury coaching director hoped the Hawks would build their own reputation with solid performances during the season. “We’ll just work out what we can control and create our own noise,” he said.

The Hawks will play Bunbury at 2.20pm on Sunday at Payne Park.

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