A final quarter charge for Barooga was not enough, as the Hawks slumped to their seventh Murray Football League loss of the season.
The loss sees the side fall to an almost unfathomable 11th place on the ladder, with wins against bottom end sides in Moama and Katandra the only marks in the win column.
The Hawks struggled to make any serious impact on the scoreboard for the opening three quarters of the match, kicking six goals to Finley’s 13 to the final change.
But, in a showing of what the Hawks side was still capable of doing, a late rally saw seven final quarter goals to pull them within 18 points at the final siren.
Michael Sumner led the way in front of the sticks with four majors, while Chris Patten continued his strong form of recent weeks.
While the Hawks were able to regain some ground, it is going to be a long second half of the season if they continue to let good sides make a jump on them.
They are still capable of being a good team, but need to get out of the blocks far earlier.
The Hawks take on Congupna on the road this week.