VFLW Round 10 Match Report: Hawks make it two in a row

It was another solid win from the Hawks on Saturday afternoon, securing a 22-point victory over North Melbourne at Arden St Oval. 

The Roos were the first to hit the scoreboard, with the Hawks scoreless in the first term, but from there we got to work and led for the game’s remaining duration. 

Some extra excitement for the match, was the inclusion of Chloe Bailey for her debut game for Box Hill. And also a kept under wraps milestone game, which came to light at game’s end – Maddie Boyd played her 100th VFLW game. 

As well as the special guernsey donned in honour of Sir Doug Nicholls round, the Box Hill Hawks’ 2023 Indigenous Guernsey was designed by Alkina Edwards. 

Check out how the match unfolded below. 


The majority of the first term saw the ball caught in contest between the arcs, with the Hawks showing early signs of determination going forward and strong efforts in defence. It wasn’t until the 16-minute mark of the first term that points were scored, through the first and only North Melbourne goal. Jordy Mifsud got her day off to a good start, with nine disposals to her name come the quarter time siren, but she finished with a game-high 26. The trio of Annie Muir, Grace McRae and Caitlin Thorne were putting in the hard yards around the stoppage, with two clearances each for the first term alone. 


It was inside the opening minute of the second quarter that the Hawks got on the board, with a quick goal through Mietta Kendall. A long kick into the forward 50 from Grace Master bounced perfectly for Miz who collected the footy, broke the tackle and snapped off the right-boot for our first major.  From there the Hawks looked confident in their forward pressure, with 13 inside 50s to North’s six. Inside the 15th minute, Amanda Tessari marked inside 50 before sending a dribbling ball to the advantage of Sarah Humm who got boot to ball to kick her first from the goal square. In what’s becoming tradition, less than a minute later Gabby Collingwood drew a 50-metre penalty for a set-shot from the top of the goal square, to secure our third of the term. 


The third quarter saw the Hawks kicking against the breeze and therefore the Roos going with the wind, but our backline held strong, allowing just four behinds through to maintain an eight-point lead at three-quarter time. The likes of Matilda Van Berkel with nine, Nadia Von Bertouch and Cassie Davidson both with seven, racked up disposals throughout the quarter in the push to get the Hawks forward. Despite the wind, we managed one behind from five insides 50s, to North’s four behinds from 10  inside 50s. 


The Hawks utilised finishing at the scoring end and were dominate with 16 inside 50s to nil, managing a further two majors to secure the win. The first goal came late in the sixth minute through Tessari, after quick hands from Akayla Peterson to allow Tessari to slot it truly from the right of the goal square. With 15 seconds on the clock, Thorne marked in our forward 50, took her time before bombing it in long for Humm to toe the ball across the line for her second, moments before the final siren. 

BOX HILL                                          0.0                   3.0                   3.1                   5.2 (33)
NORTH MELBOURNE             1.1                   1.1                   1.5                   1.5 (11)

Goals: Humm 2, Kendall, Collingwood, Tessari. 

Disposals: Mifsud 26, Davidson 19, Thorne 18, Van Berkel 17, McRae 16, Woods 15. 

The Hawks will take on Williamstown in Round 11 in another double header at home next Saturday June 3, from 11.30am. 

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