Yes, we acknowledge the weekend's game wasn't great viewing.

And yes, you're probably not in the mood just yet for a glass half-full approach.

...but, here it is anyway!

We've collated a list of Hawthorn's recent 'little wins'. Check it out!

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After an uncharacteristically slower start to the season, James Worpel has become one of the Hawks most reliable players of late.

Across the first six rounds, the powerful midfielder averaged 17.5 touches and 2.3 clearances per game - rates that rose to 22.8 and 6.6 respectively between Rounds 7 and 16.

His patented bullocking work in the contest has also gone to another level, notching averages of 10.9 contested possessions and 5.3 tackles over that same span.

Still just 22 years of age, Worpel looks to also have added another weapon to his arsenal in recent weeks, having hit the scoreboard in four of his last five games. 







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The 2021 season was always going to be about unearthing new talent and that's exactly what the Hawks have been able to do this year.

Hawthorn has unleashed eight debutants this year, more than any other club, with those eight players combining for 36 appearances so far this year.

Positionally, those newbies have been spread across the ground too, giving the Hawthorn faithful an insight into what the line-up might look like in future years - Grainger-Barras and Downie in defence, Brockman, Koschitzke, Jeka forward and Reeves, Newcombe, Bramble in the engine room. 

Exciting times. 

Speaking of Bramble, the youngster was outstanding on an otherwise grim day against Fremantle in Launceston on the weekend.

The 23-year-old collected a career-high 27 disposals to continue his upward trajectory each outing.

He had nine touches on debut, 11 the following week against GWS, 16 in Round 16 and then 27 on the weekend.

That kind of improvement each game is worth its weight in gold.

Jacob Koschitzke has been one of the stand-out stories as far as Hawthorn's little wins in 2021 go. 

You'd be excused for forgetting that he only made his debut this year - such is the fashion in which he has thrived in one of the game's toughest positions as a young player.

One thing that stood out on the weekend was the key forward's growing love for playing at UTAS Stadium.

He has now played at the venue four times for a return of 12 goals, including his five-goal haul against Adelaide in Round 6. 

The race for the club's leading goal kicker award is heating up as we enter the final six rounds of the year with a pair of youngsters putting some pressure on a proven goal kicking machine. 

Having won the award twice before in 2018 and 2019, Luke Breust is in the box seat to top the Hawks list again in 2021 with 26 goals to his name. 

Young pair Dylan Moore (20 goals) and Jacob Koschitzke (18 goals) will make him earn his third crown though, with both having been especially prevalent on the scoreboard in recent weeks.