SWFL 2022: Matt Jamieson and Lincoln Adams proud of team’s achievements so far

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Hawks skipper Lincoln Adams loves spending time with his Augusta-Margaret River teammates.
Camera IconHawks skipper Lincoln Adams loves spending time with his Augusta-Margaret River teammates. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

Even in the aftermath of Augusta-Margaret River’s 9.13 (67) to 6.11 (47) win over South Bunbury in the second semifinal last Saturday, Hawks coach Matt Jamieson wasn’t content.

While delighted his side had advanced to another league grand final, with a chance to retain their premiership crown still alive, the Hawks boss was still thinking about how his side could further improve.

“We were obviously pleased to go straight through,” Jamieson said.

“But there were probably a few things we did not do as well as we would have liked just prior to half-time.

“Additionally, early in the first quarter with our transition. We did not get the ball out of the back a couple of times when we were on — which was just through skill execution really.

“We also tried to kick the ball too low and hard in the first quarter, but once we got it right, I thought we took control of the game.

“The boys obviously knew there would be a response from South Bunbury after half-time and I believe we withstood that very well.”

Jamieson, a passionate clubman, is thrilled the reserves — coached by Chris Carlsen — will also join their league teammates on grand final day at Hands Oval.

“It has been a really great turnout from our club supporters, members and close families,” he said. “Chris has done a good job and is obviously someone who shares the same vision that I do.

“This makes it a little bit easier in terms of how we do things.

“He is really good, asking about other ways, things to improve on or other drills we can do from week to week in order to enable players to better understand concepts.”

Despite living further afield than the majority of his teammates, Hawks skipper Lincoln Adams has remained upbeat as ever, and believes the side is gelling well on and off the field.

“It has not been too bad,” Adams said.

“I’ve listened to a lot of music and the bonding has been pretty good as well.”

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