Hawks pile on 12 goals in last-quarter blitz

ROCK SOLID: Eaglehawk half-back Glenn Daly.

ROCK SOLID: Eaglehawk half-back Glenn Daly.

EAGLEHAWK piled on 12 goals in the final quarter to blow its winning margin against Castlemaine out to 110 points in the Bendigo Football League on Saturday.

The Hawks handed the Magpies their second-consecutive loss by more than 100 points with the 20.15 (135) to 3.7 (25) win at Canterbury Park as they registered their third victory of the season.

Eaglehawk's advantage had been 42 points at three quarter-time, before the Hawks exploded in the final term.

Having kicked a wasteful 1.9 in the third term, the Hawks finished the game with 12.3 to 1.1 in the last quarter.

"The scoreboard probably doesn't truly reflect Castlemaine's effort," Eaglehawk coach Luke Monaghan said.

"They put really good pressure on us, especially in the first half, but probably didn't take their chances, whereas we did early.

"But our last quarter was brilliant to kick 12.3... it was fantastic footy and a really good way to finish the game and will give us some confidence going forward."

Brodie Filo was the Hawks' best player through both the midfield and up forward, where he kicked four goals, including three in the final term, while his centre clearance work was a standout.

Glenn Daly played a solid game across half-back, recruit Sean Williams was lively inside forward 50 with four goals, and Tim Nicolson again played well in the ruck as his solid start to the season continued.

In the absence of full-forward Matt Gilmore (hamstring), the Hawks spread their 20 goals between 12 players.

The Hawks had captain Luke Button (calf) and Josh Ketterer (knee) late withdrawals, while they lost vice-captain Ryan Threlfall (shoulder) 10 minutes into the game.

For the fourth game in a row, Jarryd Graham across half-back was the best player for Castlemaine, which was held goalless in the first quarter and scoreless in the third.

The Magpies - who have only kicked five goals in their past two games since beating Maryborough on Good Friday - also had the experienced James O'Brien, Kalan Huntly and Adam Robinson battle hard. Tallan Wright kicked two goals.

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