The 100-gamer, David “Tassie’ O’Toole led the Hawks to victory against TIgers on Saturday.

The 100-gamer, David “Tassie’ O’Toole, led the Hawks to victory against TIgers on Saturday.

The win rocketed Goondiwindi up the AFL Darling Downs ladder into third.

The Hawks turned the tables early. After a spate of slow starts over the early part of the season,  they got their noses in front and never looked back. The final score was 15.16 (106) – 7.8 (50).

The mercurial O’Toole kicked seven goals.

Leading from the front. Dave O'Toole drives the Hawks into attack.

Leading from the front. Dave O'Toole drives the Hawks into attack.

The mercurial O’Toole kicked seven goals to lead the Hawks to victory.

The Hawks now have a 2-2 record which should give them the incentive to work hard and cement a place in the finals.

The previously undefeated Coolaroo are showing a few cracks. They were lucky to beat the Hawks in Goondiwindi two weeks ago and only a woeful first quarter from the Hawks saw them fail at the end..

Although Coolaroo smashed an under-confident Goondiwindi early, the Hawks dominated the last half and an extra 10 minutes would have seen a different result.

The Roos are well known for their over-confidence and a belief they don’t have to get their best team on the paddock, especially when they travel away. It’s a confidence they may come to rue. On the weekend Coolaroo were given a lesson by South Burnett 15.10 (106) to 10.18 (78).

The Saints led by one goal at quarter-time before Coolaroo edged in front at half-time. University is the only unbeaten team after the Cougars beat South Toowoomba. The other big news for the Hawks was last week when the axe-man, Brent Townsend, played his 150th game for the Hawks. 

Results:

DIV ONE: Goondiwindi 15.16 (106) def Tigers 7.8 (50), University 17.9 (111) def South Toowoomba 7.3 (45), South Burnett 15.10 (100) def Coolaroo 10.18 (78)

WOMEN: South Toowoomba 14.14 (98) def South Burnett 1.0 (6), Toowoomba Tigers 19.17 (131) def Lockyer/Warwick 0.0 (0)

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