Late shot Brown the hero as Giants take care of Hawks in wet slog

GWS is back on the winner’s list after beating Hawthorn 72-50 in dire conditions on Sunday afternoon at Giants Stadium.

With heavy rain pouring over Sydney, the match quickly turned into a low scoring slog as neither side could find enough momentum to pull away.

While the Hawks went into the first break with a one-goal lead, it turned the other way at halftime when both teams traded goals during the first and second terms.

In the third quarter, the Giants were able to hold the Hawks at bay and extend their lead before scoring two goals to one in the latter to end up beating 22-point victors.

The hero for GWS was late shooter Callum Brown, with the Gaelic football convert kicking four goals despite not being named in the starting 22.

He was helped forward by Jesse Hogan (two goals, 22 disposals) who is finding form forward, while Stephen Coniglio (31 disposals), Tim Taranto (30 disposals), Josh Kelly (29 disposals) and Lachie Whitfield (33 disposals). divestments) found a lot of football.

For the Hawks, Tom Mitchell has been as prolific as ever with 36 disposals, while Harry Morrison (one goal, 25 disposals) and Jaeger O’Meara (25 disposals) can keep their defeat high.

On top of the loss, Hawthorn will be sweating the health of midfielder James Worpel, who was thrown out of the game in the first quarter with a dislocated shoulder, while the Giants look to come out with a clean bill of health.

On the disciplinary front, the Hawks could also find themselves without Will Day after the youngster was reported for punching Josh Kelly.

GWS hopes to take two wins in a row on Saturday night when they take on the Power in Adelaide, while Hawthorn hopes to win their first match since Round 10 when they take on Adelaide on Sunday at Marvel Stadium.


GWS: 3.1, 6.2, 9.2, 11.6. (72)

hawthorn: 4.1, 4.6, 6.7, 7.8 (50)


GWS: Brown 4, Hogan 2, Weir 2, Bruhn, Lloyd, Ward

hawthorn: Breust, Day, Koschitzke, Macdonald, Moore, Morrison, Shiels


GWS: Tim Taranto, Callum Brown, Stephen Coniglio, Jesse Hogan, Josh Kelly, Lachie Whitfield

hawthorn: Tom Mitchell, Harry Morrison, Jaeger O’Meara, James Sicily, Jai Newcombe



hawthorn: James Worpel (shoulder)