Changkuoth Jiath reported after brain fade as Hawthorn run riot against Adelaide Crows

Hawthorn celebrated Jack Gunston’s 250th AFL game in style as they ran riot at the MCG to record a 27-point victory over Adelaide.

The Hawks flew out of the gates kicking five of the opening six goals and never looked back to secure a 16.11 (107) to 12.8 (80) victory.

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Dylan Moore led the attack in front of goal with five, but it was Gunston who stole the spotlight as he kicked three, including one in the dying stages.

The veteran forward was mobbed by all the Hawks players after he drilled his layup shot right through the big sticks.

However, the win was marred for the Hawks as Changkuoth Jiath was booked for an inexcusable act in the second quarter.

Jiath and Crows player Mitch Hinge was involved in a brief altercation when the Hawks player confronted Hinge, who put his left arm to his throat.

Jiath retaliated by headbutting his opponent, an act spotted by the on-field referee who immediately blew the whistle and booked him.

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Fox Footy reporter David Zita shared the likely consequences of the match review for the 48-man, who was booked on the spot for his indiscretion.

“It’s going to hit the MRO table,” Zita began during Fox Footy’s half-time coverage.

“Deliberate conduct is how headers are usually assessed. So it only has to be a small bump, obviously hard contact is head-to-head, and that would be a one-week suspension.

“He has just returned to the team after a long lay-off due to injury and he may be back again for at least a week.”

The win became Hawthorn’s fourth in their last five games, with the loss a heartbreaking one-point loss to Port Adelaide.

The game against the Crows drew plenty of praise from three-time Richmond premiership player Jack Riewoldt

“I think Hawthorn’s system and the way they move the ball, they look like a really good football team at the moment,” Riewoldt said on Fox Footy.

“They’re just taking their chances. Seeing one-on-ones, Hawthorn, their ability to just get it and get it to guys who are quick and can use the ball and then use it well inside 50.

“From that perspective, the way they move the ball (was impressive). We know it’s been a big shift for them in the last month … they’re just getting past 50 and when they get there, they mark it.”

The win lifted the Hawks to 12th in the table with 20 points, currently eight points behind eighth-placed Collingwood.

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