Hawthorn hosts an unusual indoor game at the Marvel Stadium as they host the Ravens to capture their terrific latest form.
Hawks (4-11, 84.8%) have dropped out of the AFL in the top five since the 5th round, losing nine of their last 10 matches.
The Ravens (5-10, 84.4%), who have won two of their last four matches, will advance to the GWS Giants and finish 13th in the 13th round. Round 17 from 2019.
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There were no late changes on either side, with Liam Shiels (Hawthorn) and Ben Davis (Adelaide) naming a medical client.
This game will be played at 3.20 pm AEST from Marvel Stadium
Watch AEST live on Fox Sports Channel 503 at 3 p.m.
Quarter-by-quarter match report
James Sicily was involved in an altercation with the referees at the start of the match, which resulted in Ben Kays scoring the opposite in front of goal, but fortunately did not pay for Hawthorne.
Finn Magnus, a young man from Hawthorne, has been assigned a defensive role against Jordan Dawson, who has been in excellent form in recent weeks.
The Hawks got off to a strong start with goals from Ned Reeves and German Empee to take the lead.
Mitch Lewis converted a long-range shot to make it three in a row.
“The Hawks are in for a perfect start,” said Channel 7 analyst Luke Darsi.
Taylor Walker nailed a powerful shot at the end of the quarter to prevent Adelaide’s bleeding, missing the next opportunity from a simple angle.
Lewis scored his third goal of the game in the opening minutes of the game, giving them their second big game of the day before finishing the next game.
“Mitch Lewis really appears before our eyes,” Darsie said.
Channel 7 analyst Alister Nicholson added: “This is an encouraging performance from Hawthorne…”
Hawthorn led 6.3 (39) to 1.2 (8) with 31 points.
“It’s a very big quarter for the Hawks,” Nicholson said.
Lewis continued his fourth goal six minutes from the second half with his left foot, a fantastic start to the 23-year-old.
“He’s shooting! He is probably preparing for a career day, ”said Nicholson.
Hawthorn maintained the top spot in the race and there was still one-way traffic in the second half.
Luis scored his fifth goal of the game in the second minute of the match in Port Adelaide.
He is the first Hawthorn player to score five goals since Luke Brest in 2018.
To return to a 32-point deficit, Riley Tilterp scored a late winner for Adelaide.
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