Hawks down, not out

WATCH OUT: Yanco-Wamoon's Nick Puntoriero is taken down by the Darlington Point-Coleambally defence on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Anthony Stipo

WATCH OUT: Yanco-Wamoon's Nick Puntoriero is taken down by the Darlington Point-Coleambally defence on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Anthony Stipo

YANCO-WAMOON came away bruised and battered from Sunday’s encounter with Darlington Point-Coleambally. 

In what was always going to be a tough match, the Hawks were hoping to get a win on the board following the bye for the long weekend. 

However, it wasn’t to be as the Roosters got away to a quick start, with the final scoreline reading 42-18 in their favour. 

In further bad news for the Hawks, Gerard Ah-Nau was injured in the match, requiring head scans at hospital, but all signs have come back clear. 

It is likely he will now miss this weekend’s coming encounter with the Greens in the local derby. 

It was another blow to the Hawks on the day against the Roosters, who continued their strong start to the season. 

They are the team that has conceded the least points to any other side so far this year.

The loss has now placed the Hawks sixth on the ladder. Yanco-Wamoon will now use this week to regroup ahead of the derby at Leeton on Sunday afternoon. 

Both teams will have plenty to play for, including keeping their finals chances alive, as well as the Frank Fiumara Cup. 

Results 

First grade

DPC 42 (Tries J VEIVERS 3, D Williams 2, B TUPOU 1, L HOGAN 1, K CHARLES 1, Goals J VEIVERS 3, J Tansey 2) d YANCO-WAMOON HAWKS 18 (Tries J MULLER-DOBBE 2, W VOORWINDEN 1, B PETRIE 1, Goals J MULLER-DOBBE 1)

Reserve grade

YANCO-WAMOON HAWKS 29 (Tries B PETRIE 2, Q KIRKWOOD 1, S MILLER 1, W WILLIAMS 1, Goals G INGRAM d DARLINGTON POINT-COLEAMBALLY 28 (Tries B TUPOU 1, J HUTCHISON 1, B CARROLL 1, J KNIGHT 1, G GRACE 1, Goals J FORRESTER 4) 

Under 18s 

YANCO WAMOON HAWKS 42 (Tries B ROUTLEY 2, K INGRAM 2, G CLARK 2, J PIPPIN 1, W BARNES 1, S MILLER 1, Goals K INGRAM 3) d DARLINGTON POINT 6 

League tag 

YANCO-WAMOON 44 d DARLINGTON POINT-COLEAMBALLY 4 

-There was no under 16s match played on Sunday against DPC. 

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