Football: Mt Lawley gets better of table-toppers Wembley

THE MT Lawley Hawks secured a vital win in WA Amateur Football on the weekend, beating B-League ladder-leader Wembley by three goals in wild weather on Saturday.

The Hawks ran out winners 9.8 (62) to 6.8 (44) at Hamer Park, with David McKinlay kicking three vital goals in a dour affair.

McKinlay continued his strong season and now has 42 goals from 13 games.

It was an important win for Mt Lawley, who are third on the ladder and separated from second-placed Whitfords and fourth-placed Kingsway by percentage.

The win was an “8 point game” in a sense, as the Hawks are now just one win off first-placed Wembley.

Mt Lawley face fifth-placed Collegians next round, while Wembley face Kingsway.

If Mt Lawley beat Collegians, the Wembley-Kingsway game could be a “win-win” for the Hawks.

A Wembley loss would see Mt Lawley – if victorious this weekend – equal on points with the current ladder-leader, while a Kingsway loss would see the Hawks one win clear of the Kangaroos, as well as two wins clear of Collegians.