Football: Mt Lawley’s top four hopes dented after loss to Swan Athletic

MT LAWLEY Hawks’ top four hopes took a battering on the weekend with a shock loss to Swan Athletic in the WA Amateur Football B League.

Before Saturday’s 14.7 (91) to 10.7 (67) loss, Mt Lawley were three wins clear of the Swans and within striking distance of the top of the table.

The four-goal loss put an end to the Hawks’ five-game winning streak, and tightened the grip of Wembley and Whitford on the top two spots.

Wes Mortin kicked three goals and the McKinlays – Adam and David – chipped in with two goals apiece, but the Hawks could find few other scoring avenues, managing just ten for the game.

Mt Lawley could not contain Jacob Snedden and Jeremy Polich who kicked four goals each.

A win this coming Saturday against Kingsway will put the Hawks into third place on percentage, but a loss could see Mount Lawley pushed down to fifth if Collegians defeat Quinns District.

Adam McKinlay’s two goals bring him to 47 for the season from 14 games.