Ladder-leading Hawkies keen to take on old rivals

Going through an entire season undefeated is rare, but Orange Hawks gun Bec Ford admits the prospect of doing just that in 2017 isn’t driving the two blues’ league tag outfit.

ON THE FLY: Hawks gun Lailee Phillips. Photo: NICK McGRATH

ON THE FLY: Hawks gun Lailee Phillips. Photo: NICK McGRATH

Hawks sits on top of the ladder after 12 rounds with the only blemish on an otherwise perfect season to date a 13-all draw with Blayney.

But Ford said results were a secondary outcome for her side.

“We enjoy playing league tag with each other, and I thinks that's where our success comes from,” Ford said ahead of Sunday’s derby with CYMS at 10.30am.

Hawks won the opening derby 28-10 over CYMS, but Ford isn’t expecting an easy day of it at Wade Park.

“They have some quality in their side, particularly their speedy players … anything can happen in a local derby,” she said.

In other grades, the top of the table CYMS under 18s take on Hawks, while the green and golds will be looking to remain in the hunt for a minor premiership with a win in first division.