City Oval wasn’t the only showcase for Box Hill listed talent this past weekend, with a number of Hawks pressing their claims for a call-up to the brown and gold in the guernseys of their community clubs.
Round One of the Eastern Football League’s Premier Division saw teammates turn enemies for the afternoon, as Brayden Kilpatrick’s South Croydon downed Mihaele Zalac’s Doncaster by 69-points.
Kilpatrick’s three goals saw him named among the Bulldogs’ best, while Zalac was recognised as one of the Sharks’ better players on a disappointing day for the boys from Schramms Reserve.
Elsewhere, Mackenzie Doreian helped his Blackburn side to a one-point victory over Doncaster East. ‘Mack’ was named in his side’s best players on the back of a crucial two-goal contribution.
Across town Adrian Kalcovski’s Vermont narrowly lost to Balwyn, with just two-points in it at the final siren.
In the Eastern Football League’s Division One, several Hawks turned out for Round Two.
Cayden Maki was named in the best for Mooroolbark in their win over Bayswater; Lachlan Munroe helped his Park Orchards side to a 69-point victory over Lilydale; and Beau Tennant was also named in the best for Montrose in their loss.
In the Victorian Amateur Football Association, Josh Le Grice and Old Brighton went head-to-head with Lachlan Walker and Riley Bowman’s St. Kevin’s.
In a tight encounter, Walker hit the scoreboard and Bowman was named in the best as their St. Kevins held on for a three-point win.
Sadly for Charlie Beasley, his Old Trinity went down to Old Melburnians by 29-points.