Which player won the best player medal for Hawks and Saints in the AFL round nine match?

Which player won the best player medal for Hawks and Saints in the AFL round nine match?

Moore the Merrier For Hot Hawks

Amon and Marshall Take Home Medals as Best on Ground for Hawks and Saints in Round 9 Match; Moore Continues to Impress.

Match Summary

The Hawks made it two wins in a row with a hard-fought victory over the Saints in Launceston, Tasmania. It was a low-scoring affair with only three goals kicked for the quarter as the game was played between the arcs. Two of those goals came from 50m penalties.
Karl Amon was awarded the best on ground medal for the Hawks alongside Saints ruckman, Rowan Marshall. Both players had a significant impact on the game, with Amon collecting 25 disposals and kicking a goal, while Marshall dominated the ruck and hit the scoreboard with two of his own.
Dylan Moore continued his impressive start to the season with a clever goal in the second quarter. Moore has now kicked nine goals in the first nine rounds of the season and is looking like one of the most promising young players in the league.

Key Moments

  • The Hawks kicked the first two goals of the game and never looked back.
  • The Saints fought back in the second quarter and kicked two goals of their own but could not take the lead.
  • The Hawks extended their lead in the third quarter and held on for a hard-fought victory.

Player Performances

  • Karl Amon (Hawks): 25 disposals, 1 goal, 5 tackles
  • Rowan Marshall (Saints): 22 disposals, 2 goals, 33 hit-outs
  • Dylan Moore (Hawks): 1 goal, 12 disposals
  • Jack Billings (Saints): 1 goal, 15 disposals

Post-Match Reaction

Hawks coach Sam Mitchell was pleased with his team’s performance, particularly their ability to grind out a win against a quality opponent.
“We’re really happy with the win,” Mitchell said. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, and St Kilda played really well. But we were able to stay focused and get the job done.
“Karl Amon was outstanding for us today. He was everywhere, and he made some really important plays. And Dylan Moore is continuing to impress. He’s a young player with a lot of potential, and he’s showing that every week.”

Saints coach Brett Ratten was disappointed with the result but praised his team’s effort.
“We’re disappointed with the loss, but we can’t fault the effort of our players,” Ratten said. “They gave it everything they had, but Hawthorn was just too good on the day.
“Rowan Marshall was outstanding for us again today. He’s been in great form all season, and he’s one of the best ruckmen in the competition. Jack Billings was also good, and he’s starting to find some form.”
The Hawks will look to make it three wins in a row when they take on the Sydney Swans next week. The Saints will be looking to bounce back when they face the Western Bulldogs.

By Mehek

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