Preliminary Final Preview – Box Hill Aiming For Nine Straight

By Aaron Pereira | Photo by Jenny Owens

Box Hill will take on Port Melbourne in a cut throat Preliminary Final this Saturday to decide who takes on Williamstown in the Victorian Development League Grand Final.

Coming off a loss to minor premiers Williamstown last week, Box Hill will be looking to make it nine in a row against the third placed side.

Both sides will be desperate for the win and a spot on the last day, quietly confident with each team having a win over the Seagulls throughout the season.

The two clubs last met in Round 8 with Box Hill kicking away to a 28-point win over the Boroughs with Peter McEvoy instrumental booting five goals.

Box Hill stormed into the finals, amounting 100-point wins in three of the final four home and away games to finish second on the ladder, securing the double chance.

Port Melbourne have also won their last five, surviving an Elimination Final against Werribee last week, running out 66-point winners.

The Hawks will look to shut down Billy Hogan, who has kicked 13 goals in his last five matches and has been the main avenue to goal for the Boroughs.

The Hawks will also welcome back A.Todd Medallist and League Leading Goalkicker Peter McEvoy, who last week helped Box Hill’s senior side into a preliminary final.

A win would give Box Hill a place in their fourth consecutive Grand Final and set up a tantalising rematch with the Seagulls, who were 1-point winning Premiers in 2013.

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