Key striker Jacob Koschitzke cast his name for a first-round debut in Hawthorn’s win over North Melbourne in the Community Cup series on Saturday

Koschitzke, the cousin of the retired St. Kilda stars Justin, scored six goals, three behind, while scoring some strong points as the Hawks controlled most of the game for a 39-point win at Arden Street Oval

Jacob Koschitzke is congratulated by his teammates after scoring one of his six goals for the Hawks on SaturdayCredit: Getty Images

Hawks’ third year striker was drafted as a key defender but has trained as a striker in the off-season and made some smart leaps into space for his brands while his kicking action looks solid from the ground up

Hawks great Fox Footy commentator Jason Dunstall said Koschitzke should be considered for selection as the team needs a different target man

Hawks trainer Alastair Clarkson said Koschitzke was hard to ignore for the first round and he was helped by the performance of several youngsters

“I think we showed a bit of our future for our football club today,” said Clarkson

“Jacob played an important role for us against the Bulldogs last week but didn’t score Today he kicked six and could have kicked a few others”

“It’s hard not to pick him when he’s scored six goals but we’ll wait and see how the team is balanced and what Essendon does with his team’s balance”

“Scoring six goals in the last audition doesn’t hurt You put your hand to choose ”

Hawks onballer Harry Morrison was as widespread as Liam Shiels and James Worpel, while recruit Tom Phillips showed good signs with his run and ball, as did running defender Changkuoth Jiath

The Roos had few winners, but Luke Davies-Uniacke, Jack Ziebell and Jaidyn Stephenson had their moments, while Tom Powell had 16 possessions in the first half and Josh Walker had five marks and scored three goals / p>

The Hawks took their chances in the first season, stormed forward and achieved their goals First year striker Tyler Brockman scored three of his club’s six goals as they built a four-goal lead

When the Roos were in the front half, they showed some insight, although one of their goals came from Hawks player Daniel Howe, who kicked off the mark and conceded a 50-yard penalty that Davies-Uniacke converted

But North worked back into the game in the second season, cutting mistakes and finding more of football, which resulted in a couple of decent entries with Walker, Nick Larkey, Curtis Taylor and Kayne Turner scoring goals

But the Hawks managed to push the ball forward by the end of the quarter, and they found Koschitzke twice, who scored two late goals, including one on the Sirene, to get 16 points ahead at half time

Koschitzke continued to flourish in the third game, scoring three more goals, two with a shot and his sixth with a toe tip from close range

The Hawks faced few challenges as the fatigue slowed both sides over the last season Phillips got more involved when the players got tired and space became vacant

The Roos gave Will Phillips a top draft pick late in the game. He wore the number 29 made famous by Brent Harvey

For the last few minutes, Koschitzke ran back with the flight of the ball, slapping him clear to stop a mark in North Melbourne. If his goals don’t get him a game, maybe it will be his hustle and bustle

The Hawks were without several regulars, including Tom Mitchell, Jaeger O’Meara, Jack Gunston, Chad Wingard, and Luke Bruest, while Mitch Lewis pulled out late due to a back cramp

So the match was a good test of their players and newbies like Tom Phillips, Kyle Hartigan, Connor Downie, Brockman and Koschitzke, who spent more time on the field and showed that they could take on bigger roles Jarman Impey wore in the second half also his polo shirt, although this was a planned move

Dom Tyson revealed he could do a job for the Kangaroos, won 23 possessions and scored three goals.Tyson, 27, has struggled with injuries and form since joining the Roos in 2019 He only played three games but moved well and looked suitable for his role on Saturday

NORTH MELBOURNE 22 64 86 129 (81) HAWTHORN 64 88 1513 1718 (120) ZIELENorth Melbourne: Walker 3, Tyson 3, Davies-Uniacke, Thomas, Turner, Larkey, Taylor, Campbell Hawthorn: Koschitzke 6, Brockman 3, Nash 2, Moore, Morrison, Phillips, O’Brien, Shiels, CeglarBESTNorth Melbourne: Davies-Uniacke, Tyson, Ziebell, Walker Hawthorn: Shiels, Phillips, Koschitzke, MorrisonUMPIRESGianfagna, Mollison, GlouftsisVENUE Arden Street OvalCROWD 1,635

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