Augusta-Margaret River made it three wins on the bounce after outlasting the Collie Eagles by 20 points at a bitterly cold Collie Recreation Ground on Sunday. With major implications riding on the result, both sides were locked in a fierce arm wrestle during the first half, as stoppages became plentiful. However once the visitors were able to dictate the tempo of the game, general play opened up and the Hawks hit the scoreboard with a vengeance. After the game, Hawks coach Matt Jamieson said he was thrilled with how his side managed to wear down the battle-hardened Eagles. “I think we just had to stick to our system,” he said. “We got caught up in the game that they wanted to play, which was actually pretty similar to what we had against Donnybrook the week before. “They were trying to get pressure ball and we did not have time to get our game going.” The road victory begins a gruelling travel schedule for the Hawks, who face Carey Park, Eaton Boomers and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault away from home in the final month of the regular season.