Written by Rhys Knight & Jake Smith
Harry Morrison – The worry for Harry is he can get the footy sometime, but the eye test doesn’t register him at all times. Had his 19 and used it well but lacked X factor and missed forward 50 targets late.
Mitch Lewis – Got his hands to a few balls but they didn’t stick. Only the three grabs and took his chance to kick a goal but didn’t have the impact he would have liked.
Tom Mitchell – Equal team high 28 touches but the old frustrations kicked in; too much in the defensive end, with 78% of his touches down back. Used the ball well at 82% and had 21 pressure acts on the day. Was far from the worst.
Jarman Impey – For a player as quick as Jarman, needs to be kicking the ball more with his 20 touches split with seven kicks and 13 handballs, with only 152 metres gained. Got himself three defensive clearances though and wasn’t shamed with his performance.
James Worpel – Rotated with Jaeger O’Meara in a strange half high and half deep half forward and it is not his go. A team with Worpel, Mitchell and O’Meara doesn’t seem to be working but 16 touches at 81%, six tackles, 23 pressure acts and 280 metres gained was handy but everyone knows the 2019 Peter Crimmins Medallist is much better than this.
Ben McEvoy – Opponent Todd Goldstein beat him on the day and the skipper dropped a few balls that he would normally swallow. Used the ball well at 92% and had 17 pressure acts but desperately needs some help.
Sam Frost – Went on a long and elongated run in the last quarter to set up a scoring chain for Luke Breust but for a 20 disposal game, only the 132 metres gained was too low for such a ‘run first and take territory’ kind of defender.
Jaeger O’Meara – Played as a forward for big periods but still managed 22 disposals in his best spot; a midfielder. Five tackles, five score involvements and 23 pressure acts are a tick but low metres gained and four frees against wasn’t his best.
Ollie Hanrahan – Looked lively when he got near it; but didn’t get near it as much as we would’ve liked. Just the nine touches and seven pressure acts was not good enough and for a forward, to only have three disposals forward of centre showed the territory battle that North dominated.
Jack Scrimshaw – This man by the end of the year could be welcomed into the ‘A Grade’ club. His last month has been unreal and was one of the Hawks’ best again. Had 20 touches, kicked a huge goal in the last quarter to give the Hawks a sniff, took six marks, laid four tackles, had seven score involvements and ranked second at the Hawks for metres gained. Another very good performance.
Blake Hardwick – An equal team high 28 touches from Dimma in what his most consistent and easily best campaign is. 21 of his touches were kicks, he went at 82% efficiency, ranked third for metres gained for the Hawks, had eight intercept possessions, took seven marks, laid a handful of tackles and led the Hawks with eleven rebounds.
Chad Wingard – Brought more class than the other Hawks combined it looked like and could poll on Brownlow night. Had 21 touches at 71%, kicked two pearlers of goals, was involved in 13 of the Hawks’ twenty scores and had five inside 50’s. The Hawks’ best by the length of Flemington.
Tom Phillips – Flip’s form has been okay and again, had an okay performance. 19 touches and seven marks on the day but did not use his pace and territory taking skills as much as we would have hoped – with 143 metres – and had ten pressure acts.
Tim O’Brien – Came into the side for Jeka and apart from two intercept marks, didn’t have a great impact on the contest. Did lay five tackles (a season high) but with just six touches and more ‘got hands to it’ from TOB, was too quiet.
James Cousins – Has copped the chagrin of fans but was second to Wingard in terms of the Hawks’ best. Could’ve kicked five but ended with 2.2, played a pressure half forward game with six tackles (equal team high) and 14 pressure acts but found it heaps with 23 touches and eight score involvements. Huge tick.
Liam Shiels – Led the Hawks for metres gained with over 500 and had 24 disposals (17 kicks), took seven marks and laid five tackles with sixteen pressure acts, as well as ten score involvements. Will be a domino to fall when the Hawks throw in their youth but is playing good enough footy to stick around.
Michael Hartley – Got exposed at times when playing on Nick Larkey who was the 41st ranked key forward coming into the game. Had 13 and took five marks but only the two rebound 50’s could see a trip back to Box Hill.
Kyle Hartigan – His best game as a Hawk by miles, with his spoiling and surety on the last line a feature. Can get exposed on the lead but eight intercepts and four rebounds was pleasing.
Changkuoth Jiath – Copped a big hit from Tarryn Thomas early and wasn’t the same for the rest of the game. Still found it 17 times and had seven intercepts but only had eight kicks and had less than ten metres gained per possession, well down on the 15.96 he averaged over his blistering first three weeks.
Jacob Koschitzke – The most damaging tall forward for yet another week, Kosi kicked two goals and had six score involvements from 15 disposals. Worked really hard all day given he only took three marks and is definitely a long-term player at the Ricoh Centre.
Dylan Moore – Kicked eight goals in the first five games in a blistering start but only two since. Found the ball 16 times and kicked a crafty goal but like most of his teammates, couldn’t hold the ball in, with only eight pressure acts on the day.