Hawks vs Suns: quarter-by-quarter update

The Hawks Matt Suckling gets cleaned up after handballing. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON.
The Hawks Matt Suckling gets cleaned up after handballing. Picture: SCOTT GELSTON.

FINAL TERM: Hawthorn has walked away with an easy win from its clash with the Gold Coast Suns at Aurora Stadium today, dominating the final three quarters to win by 53 points.

The Hawks won 17.14 (116) to 10.3 (63) in front of 13,178 fans.

Luke Hodge (26 touches and 3.0) and Jordan Lewis (28 and 2.0) were outstanding for the Hawks, who may have lost Cyril Rioli to injury.

Gary Ablett, who looked to have hurt his ankle in the final term, was outstanding for the Suns, with 45 disposals and two goals.

THREE QUARTER TIME: Hawthorn has tightened its grip on its clash with Gold Coast, leading by 59 points at the final break.

The reigning premiers lead 14.11 (95) to 6.0 (36).

Luke Breust (3.0) and Luke Hodge (23 touches and 2.0) are leading the brown and gold charge.

Gary Ablett (32 and 1.0) has been his usual outstanding self for the Suns, who haven't been in the game since early in the second term. 

HALF TIME: A seven-goal to two second quarter has put Hawthorn in control of its clash with Gold Coast at Aurora Stadium.

Cyril Rioli joined in the fun to kick a World Cup inspired volley goal as the Hawks ran away late in the term.

Luke Breust's accurate run has continued with 2.0 with Isaac Smith also contributing two majors.

Jordan Lewis (19) and Luke Hodge (16) are the home side's leading ball-getters.

Gary Ablett (24) and David Swallow (18) are leading the way for the Suns, with Tom Lynch kicking 2.0.

QUARTER TIME: Accurate kicking at goal has allowed Gold Coast to take a one point lead into quarter time at a wet Aurora Stadium this afternoon, with the visitors leading 3.0 (18) to 2.5 (17).

A Gary Ablett wonder goal, bounced through from a contested situation, was the highlight of an otherwise dreary start.

Jarryd Roughead and Luke Breust have the Hawks' majors with Tom Lynch kicking two to join Ablett on the Suns' scoresheet.

Ablett (11disposals) and Jordan Lewis (12) are leading the way disposal-wise for their teams.

Hawthorn have dominated the inside 50s 18-6, yet trail on the scoreboard.


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