Hawks turn on the jets to blitz Roos in final quarter

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CLASS ACT: Dylan Stone was among Wangaratta Rovers’ best players in Saturday’s 51-point win over Corowa Rutherglen. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

AN eight-goal final term saw Wangaratta Rovers finally pull away from a plucky Corowa team on Saturday.

The match started poorly for the Roos with the Hawks bursting out to an 18-point lead at quarter time, making the most of the dry football and delivering well to their forwards for easy scores.

The story couldn’t have changed any more than what it did in the middle periods of the match.

A resurgent and attacking Corowa side stepped up their defensive pressure, holding the Hawks to 1.2 in the second term, while booting 3.3 themselves and wresting momentum back at halftime, trailing by just seven points.

The Roos kicked another 3.3, but the Hawks kept the visitors at bay by six points at the final break.

The final term was where the Hawks exploded, booting 8.3 to 1.0 through the likes of Dylan Wilson and the returning Ryan Cobain, who kicked four goals apiece for the match, while the Hawks celebrated with another seven individual goal kickers as the final score read 15.9 (99) to 7.6 (48).

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