Harden Hawkettes Win West Wyalong Knockout League Tag Cup

The Harden Hawkettes started their season in perfect fashion as they won the West Wyalong League Tag Knockout Cup last Saturday.

Harden coach Jason Pollard was delighted with his side’s performance at the tournament.

“It’s good for a small town like Harden to compete with sides like that,” Pollard said. “It was a great effort and we’ve only been training one night a week as well.”

Having defeated West Wyalong 20-4 in their opening match of the tournament, the Hawkettes following match against Temora went right down to the wire.

With the scores locked at 10-10 entering the dying moments, Temora were set to progress to the final due to them scoring the first try of the match.

However, Emma James stepped up to the mark and change the outcome of the match with a field goal.

“I got as close to the goal as I could and then just kicked it and hoped for the best and it went over,” James said. “It was a relief [once it went over] that all of our hard work paid off.”

Once in the grand final. the Hawkettes edged past defending champions Yenda 4-0 to claim the Cup and $1,500 in prizemoney.

The Hawkettes were also took out the individual awards as James was awarded Player of the Match in the final and Jessica Doolan was named Player of the Tournament.

Harden travel to Young this weekend alongside the Boorowa Roverettes, UC Grizzlies, Woden Valley Rams and West Belconnen Warriors for the Young Cherrypickers League Tag Carnival.