Anglesea’s seniors were made to dig deep by a brave Drysdale before securing a come from behind three-point victory at home on Saturday.
The hosts pounded home seven goals to two in the third term to overturn a double-figure half time deficit and held their nerve in the final quarter to claim a crucial 14.8 (92) to 13.11 (89) win
Leading by eight points going in the final term, the Seas traded blows with the Hawks throughout, but trailed by three points as the clock ticked down.
But star forward Jordan Erskine was again at the centre of the action when it mattered most, slotting his sixth goal for 40m out to give the hosts a three-point advantage with a minute to go and it proved to be enough.
Early on, the Hawks were the dominant and made the most of skill errors from the Seas to take a 35-6 lead into the first change.
Anglesea’s midfield brigade started to level out the contest in the middle of the ground in the second quarter and opened up some opportunities in front of the ball.
It allowed the hosts to work their way back into the game with 3.2 to the visitors 1.4 to trail by 19 points at the long break, which was close enough to put doubts into the minds of the Hawks.
Ash Caldwell was crucial in the ruck during the turnaround, with Erskine, Dale Kerr, Blake Grant, Jack Elliot and Dale Carson also named in the best players.
Assisting Erskine up forward were Grant, Elliot and Caldwell with two goals each.
The win moves Anglesea’s record to 5-1 through six rounds ahead of six games dominated by home games that could have a strong bearing on ladder positioning.
The Seas will host Ocean Grove in round seven, before travelling to face Torquay, which will be followed by a quartet of home fixtures against Geelong Amateur, Newcomb and Queenscliff and Modewarre.
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