ESSENDON spoiled Hawthorn’s return to Frankston last weekend.
Kinetic Stadium hosted the two sides under lights on Saturday. A huge crowd turned out to see a tightly contested game.
The Hawks went into the half-time break ahead by a point. The Bombers pulled ahead in the third term, and managed to hold on to win by 19 points 4.6 (30) to 7.7 (49).
Bonnie Toogood was the most influential player on the day. The Bombers star booted two goals and recorded 23 disposals.
The Hawks return to Frankston on 22 September to play Melbourne.