Injuries sour Apollo Bay’s win

Apollo Bay’s runaway win against Irrewarra-Beeac was made all the more impressive given the Hawks did it without a bench.

Irrewarra-Beeac’s Gabe Spokes and Apollo Bay’s Johno Benallack engaged in a scuffle.

The Hawks trailed the Irrewarra-Beeac “Magpies” by one point heading into the final term, and were left without a bench following injuries to ruckman Tom Kleindienst, strained quad, forward Dylan Murnane, corky, and defender Matt Noseda, dislocated shoulder.

Bay coach Brent Macleod moved key tall Karl McSparron from attack into the ruck, defender Sam Edwards into the forward line which freed up spearhead Jackson Macleod to boot three final-term goals in the 13.7 (85) to 5.11 (41) win.

“Sam ended up kicking 1.3 as well but he just freed up Jacko a lot, and Jay Diffey kicked two goals as well,” Macleod said.

“We had a lot of guys chipping in and that’s what you need,” he said.

“The last few weeks fallen away in final quarters, so it was good to be able to finishing a game off really well.”

Macleod paid credit to Irrewarra-Beeac, which was celebrating its Beeac heritage with Magpies jumpers.

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