On Saturday the Hawks played Toa in its first pre-season game for 2019. The arrangement was to play 4 quarters, the first 2 quarters with our young Colts, B’s players and last 2 quarters with our Premier / senior players.
Unfortunately Toa only had 22 but we stuck to our plan sending out the young boys to do battle remembering Toa are the Horowhenua champs. Our first squad played really well, attacked well and defended well but just couldn’t hold some of the Toa big forwards out. At half time the score was 4 tries to 1. The third quarter was a huge turn around with our senior squad taking the field with our focus being defence and that shone through without Toa crossing the line.
With our Fijian flair out wide we had natural attack and we ran in 5 tries in the last 2 quarters. We still have plenty of work-on's and were down 8 front line players for this game. We hope to have a stronger side when we battle the Spotswood Dogs for the second consecutive year on Saturday.
We hope to see everyone down at Helston Park on Saturday 9th March at 2pm. All whanau and friends are welcome.