Hawks eye return to winning ways against in-form Dogs

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Augusta-Margaret River’s Ben Gerrans will play his 200th game.
Camera IconAugusta-Margaret River’s Ben Gerrans will play his 200th game.

Augusta-Margaret River league coach Matthew Jamieson is confident his side can return to its winning ways against Bunbury on Saturday at Gloucester Park.

Both sides fought out an unforgettable preliminary final last season, with the Bulldogs hanging on by three points at a gloomy Hands Oval and the Hawks are keen to return the favour.

“There’s probably a good 12-15 of them that played in that game last year,” Jamieson said.

“We won’t talk about that too much but I’m sure that’ll be in the back of the guys’ minds to attend to that and put in a good performance on Saturday after some minor lapses against Eaton last weekend probably cost us.”

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It will also be a watershed day for the Hawks, with Ben Gerrans celebrating his 200th SWFL game.

“The players will look forward to it and being Benny Gerrans’ 200th, they should be up and about for that as well.”

The Bulldogs were forced to work hard during Sunday’s 16-point win over the Eagles, with experienced duo Jesse Gribble and Brett Peake ultimately the difference.

After the victory, Bulldogs coach Jamie Nani said he was hopeful his men could keep their momentum going.

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