LEADERS: Springfield stay on top.
LEADERS: Springfield stay on top. David Nielsen

Hawks hit attacking milestone in 11th straight win

SPRINGFIELD have brought up their 600 point milestone with another strong Barber Cup win over Southern Bay on the weekend.

In front of a strong home crowd, the Hawks recorded their 11th straight victory with a dominant 78-14 win over the visitors.

Springfield have scored more than 600 points in 11 games.

Equally as impressive is the Hawks defensive record, which is yet to concede 100 points for the 2016 season.

With the Pegg Cup side given the bye, Springfield coach Jeremy Clark threw a number of Reserve grade players into the mix. He was impressed with the result.

“It’s really good for the club to build that depth,” Clark said.

“A lot of the boys have been getting some good game time and this week we used a big contingent from the Pegg Cup.

“Playing at that level is good experience and when they come back to Pegg Cup they are used to that quality.”

Hawks number eight Nevin Fatu scored four tries for the home side.

Lorenzo Clarke and Moea Niha shared the kicking duties to convert nine goals between them.

“Our best on field was Nevin Fatu,” Clark said. “He was awesome all game and got four tries.

“He was in everything and turned up everywhere on the pitch.

“He’s a big tall unit and he is awesome under the high ball. He’s got a great arial game.”

While Springfield hold the top spot in the Barber Cup, the added experience will come in handy as the reserve grade look to secure a top four finish.

“The Pegg Cup are building nicely,” Clark said.

“These guys who play with the Barber Cup become leaders of their own side and it’s important to have that quality and leadership.”

Rangers reeling

GOODNA were gifted a weekend off with Redcliffe forfeiting their Barber Cup clash and the Gladiators Pegg Cup side given a bye.

The Ipswich Rangers had a tougher outing with both grades going down to Pine Rivers.

A 95-14 loss all but ended the Rangers hopes of a top eight finish in the Barber Cup competition.

A 68-24 loss for the eighth- placed Reserve grade Rangers means they need two wins to catch sixth place and a spot in the finals.

State of play

Barber Cup:

Pine Rivers 95 def Ipswich Rangers 14 at Woodend Park.

Goodna def Redcliffe by forfeit.

Springfield Hawks 78 def 14 Southern Bay at Springfield RFC.

Pegg Cup:

Pine Rivers 68 def Ipswich Rangers 24 at Woodend Park.



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