Development: Hawks power over Werribee in big win

Box Hill has continued on its dream start to the Development League season with a 68-point victory over Werribee on Sunday.

Despite a sluggish start in poor conditions, the Hawks managed to settle into the game before a flurry of four goals in as many minutes early in the last quarter provided a more accurate version of the team’s dominance on the scoreboard.

The Hawks’ performance from the midfield was the catalyst for the big win, generating scoring opportunities at will through sheer strength and good decision making.

The only blight on Box Hill’s performance was conversion in front of goal, with the Hawks squandering many opportunities to establish a dominate lead right from the start.

With the morning raining trickling down, it was the visitors who got off to the perfect start with the opening goal of the game.

Supporters would be forgiven for believing that Box Hill kicked the opening goal, with a mix-up causing Werribee to be wearing their predominately yellow alternative strip while Box Hill wore their traditional brown and gold guernsey.

From that moment on however, Box Hill was in complete control of the match, registering the next eleven scoring shots though still only leading by 25 points at half time.

The third quarter was perhaps the most even-handed quarter of the game, though it didn’t appear to be that way early as Jermaine Miller-Lewis kicked back-to-back goals in almost identical circumstances in the opening couple of minute as Box Hill looked set to run riot.

It didn’t quite eventuate then however, as Werribee quickly managed to score their second goal of the game up the other end, with only a miraculous shot from the boundary from Ryan Exon following a fantastic contested mark adding to the Hawks’ goal tally in the third as they took a 38-point lead to the final break.

After a goal to each team early to start the final quarter, a four-goal blitz from the Hawks in rapid succession finally added a deserving buffer between the two teams and with both teams failing to register a score in the final 15 minutes, the siren sounded with the Hawks on top by 68 points and a healthy percentage of over 400 per cent.

Box Hill will now take on the Northern Blues on Sunday 17 May at Preston City Oval with the game getting underway at 12pm.


Box Hill Hawks   3.4   4.8  7.11 12.17  (89)

Werribee             1.0  1.1  2.3      3.3    (21)

Goals: Miller-Lewis 2, Tobin 2, Exon 2, Traynor, Langford, Fisher, Dimasi, Evans, Graham

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