A COMMANDING four quarter belting dished out by Hawkesdale Macarthur against last year’s premiers Wickliffe Lake Bolac has thrust the Eagles well and truly back into premiership calculations.
A fast start was the catalyst behind a dominant performance, which had the home crowd soaking up an easy 61 point win.
Although they sit in sixth position and four points outside the top five, they have sounded an ominous warning to the competition.
In contrast the Pies looked flat when they’d love to be building some momentum in defence of last year’s title.
With two wins after five rounds, finals look a long way off, let alone a top three position.
One goal in a half of football is not what we expected from a team that looked back on track the week before against Glenthompson Dunkeld.
The Eagles were supreme in every area, building scoreboard pressure in all four quarters.
Well led by playing coach Danny Chatfield and athletic forward Charlie Nield, the Eagles never took their foot off the pedal in a season best performance.
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