THE Harden Hawks were extremely disappointed when the Crookwell Green Devils forfeited their game against the Hawks last Saturday.
It was the second time this season that a team has failed to turn up to play the Hawks in Harden.
The Goulburn Exchange team failed to turn up earlier in the season.
Hawks president Jason Pollard said that at least the Green Devils managed to call Harden and let them know they were not coming. The Goulburn team did not even call to say they were not coming.
“Crookwell gave us a call at 12.45pm on Saturday saying they were not coming, giving us only about two hours notice,” he said.
“The players were extremely disappointed as a lot of our players have to come home from Canberra to play.
“For some of them that means they have lost a day’s wages for nothing.”
The Harden Hawks are currently in second place on the table and need to play every game to ensure they remain near the top of the table.
“It’s not only the loss of the game that affects the club,” Mr Pollard said.
“On both occasions we have had to throw out the food we bought to cater for the fans.
“Not only have we lost chances to cement our place at the top of the table, but it is also costing the club money through lost gate takings, we can’t hold our raffles and we end up with a lot of food that we can’t sell.”
The Hawks are playing competition leaders Hall this Saturday at 2pm at Hall.