Hawks hope for home win

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Reigning Hayward medallist Mitch Lynn kicks his side deep into attack.
Camera IconReigning Hayward medallist Mitch Lynn kicks his side deep into attack. Credit: Supplied / Augusta-Margaret River Football Club

Augusta-Margaret River league coach Matt Jamieson believes some notable inclusions could prove telling against the Eaton Boomers on Sunday at Gloucester Park.

“Jackson Lavell-Lee (shoulder) and Matty Jukes will both come back into the side,” he said.

“Jukesy was unavailable last week and has been a very good performer for us so far in his six games.

“There is also a couple of guys that are sort of around the mark – and potentially a few may also come back from East Perth as well.

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“We know that Eaton obviously have some firepower up forward, as we do.

“Getting Jack Hick back last week helped us with that situation – in terms of backing up Ricky Cary and Mitch Payne.”

The Hawks faithful were again required to bite their fingernails during Sunday’s clash against the Magpies, with a goal from Tom McDonald in the dying stages ensuring they retained the Busselton Toyota Cup.

Jamieson is heartened by his side’s recent form, with the Hawks entering Sunday’s showdown on a three-game winning streak.

“I think the boys have been setting themselves for this period for a few weeks now,” he said.

“No disrespect of course towards sides not in the five, but I think the boys have a clear focus that they want to be around the mark this year.

“We were a little bit disappointing when we played Donnybrook – albeit probably not with our best side – but we still lost to a team who were in the five at the time.

“And they we were beaten pretty convincingly by HBL, so we are just looking forward to playing Eaton and Bunbury on our home deck over the next two weeks.

“During three-quarter-time last week – along with pre-game – I outlined the importance that it was an eight-point game against Busselton.”

Brett Maguire’s Boomers also looked impressive in round seven, with a convincing victory over reigning premiers Donnybrook.

In the lead-up to the clash, Maguire said he believed it would be a big game and he was keen for his side to step up to the plate.

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