New Hawk Georgia Bevan said it was her team’s ability to adapt to the conditions on the weekend that got them their fourth win of the season.

It was a typical winters day in Melbourne with howling winds and heavy rain when Hawthorn met Footscray on Saturday at Whitten Oval.

The wind was so strong that teams were only able to score up the Geelong Road end of the ground.

“It was blowing a gale, just lovely Melbourne weather,” said Bevan in jest.

“We sort of just had to slog it out in pretty terrible conditions so I think everyone put in a really good effort and a lot of physical pressure out there.”

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The rain created a contested affair which suited the inside-mid.

In her second game for the club Bevan had 20 possessions, two marks and laid 12 tackles.

“I’m really enjoying it (Hawthorn).

“It’s just a really welcoming club so it’s been really easy to slot myself in.”

The Hawks now jump into fourth place on the ladder at the mid-way point of the season.

Hawthorn will play Geelong this Saturday at Box Hill City Oval in a re-match of last year’s VFLW grand final. The game starts at 11.30am.