Gatton Hawks destroy Souths

IN a tale of two halves, the Gatton Hawks have entrenched themselves into the top five with a commanding 62-16 victory against Souths on Sunday.

In a game the Hawks were expected to win, Souths jumped out of the blocks better, racing to a 12-nil lead 15 minutes in to the match.

Some hard work and outstanding dummy half running from Daniel Marsh and Travis White seemed to awaken the Hawks, as they clawed their way back in to the contest, trailing 16-10 at the break.

Gatton must have put some extra special in the half-time oranges, because a far better side came out and completely outclassed the Tigers, putting on 52 unanswered points.

Clinton Banks and Luke Dwyer dominated up front for the Hawks, which allowed Aaron Werth and Nick Kofeod to excel in the back line.

John Woodall was also a sight to see in his first A Grade match for the year, backing up after a full game in reserves.

Reserve grade continued to impress with an authoritative 62-12 win against Souths.

The win kept the Hawks in second place and an outside chance of claiming the minor premiership.

Some of the younger player shone for the Reggies, with Dave Neuendorf crossing the chalk four times in the try fest.

The under 18s put in a spirited performance but were unable to overcome the Tigers, losing 36-10.

Jayden Lund was the best for the young Hawks, with the team continuing to improve as the season unfolds.

In C Grade the Hawks proudly registered their second win of the year.

Strong performances by Brayden Woolacott, Reece Sippel, Jason Woolmer and Danny Westwell led the team to an 18-8 victory for the Hawks.

This week the Hawks face Dalby at Cahill Park on Saturday afternoon.

The gates open at 1.30pm, with the first game starting at 2pm.

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