WHEN: 1.05pm, Sunday June 5
WHERE: Arden Street Oval
COVERAGE: Watch live via the AFL Live Official App or tune in to listen with 3WBC 94.1FM.
The Hawks will look to make it four straight wins this weekend and regain our place in the top eight, when we head to Arden Street to take on North Melbourne.
Round 5, 2021: Box Hill 23.12 (150) defeated North Melbourne 6.6 (42) at Box Hill City Oval.
Round 18, 2019: North Melbourne 11.9 (75) defeated Box Hill 10.13 (73) at Arden Street Oval.
Round 8, 2018: North Melbourne 16.13 (109) defeated Box Hill 11.7 (73) at Avalon Airport Oval.
In the last three games for official games, it was North victorious in our 2019 and 2018 clashes. But the most recent game for points saw the Hawks who prevailed by 108 points, the Hawks also claimed bragging rights over the Roos in preseason, with a 37-point win in late March.
How have we been going?
2022 Formline: L, L, W, W, L, W, W, W.
The Hawks managed their fifth win of the season and third on the trot when they bested the Suns on their home turf by 22 points.
It was a goal fest in the first term with 12 goals between the two teams, the Hawks lead by a behind at the first change. The second term wasn’t out best, trailing by four points at half time, only to come out strong and maintain the momentum throughout the second half for a win on the road.
Our best players were Ben Cavarra, Jackson Callow, James Parsons, Kyle Hartigan, Damian Mascitti and Hugh Beasley, all playing their role to perfection.
How have they been going?
2022 Formline: W, L, W, L, L, L, L, L.
North Melbourne is sitting 2-6 for the season after suffering a 34-point loss to Sandringham in Round 10.
The Kangaroos fought their way back into the contest after trailing by 36-points midway through the second term, to be down by just two points at three-quarter time and eventually hold a lead early in the fourth.
The likes of Matt McGuinness (25 disposals, 11 marks, three tackles), Marty Hore (21 disposals, nine marks and two tackles), and co-captain Kade Answerth (18 disposals, 12 tackles, three clearances) were among the stats leaders for the Round 10 clash.
The man they call ‘Snake’ aka Jake Arundell, is set to make his VFL debut with Coach Clint Proctor, including the classy small forward to take on the Roos.
Also named on the extended list are the likes of youngsters Sahaf Ali, Cayden Maki and Mitchell Sruk as potential debutants, as well as Charlie Beasley, Lachie Wynd and Luis D’Angelo. Also coming in is Daniel Howe, Finn Maginness, Denver Grainger-Barass and Josh Morris. The final VFL list will be determined by Hawthorn’s team to take on Collingwood.
Out of the sides goes Hawthorn’s Kyle Hartigan and Seamus Mitchell, as well as Mason De Wit and Vincent Adduci.
And while he played last week, he’s not an in but James Blanck lines up with Box Hill for the first time as a Hawthorn-listed player.
One to Watch
Ben Cavarra is often hard to miss in the forward 50 and so it’s no surprise he’s this week’s one to watch.
Sitting with 17 total goals at this point of the season, Cav has missed just one game so far, due to COVID back in Round 2. He’s managed at least one goal in every appearance he’s had, was best on ground last weekend in our away clash with the Gold Coast, with three goals and 19 disposals. And in the game prior, he slotted four against the Tigers.
The goal sneak’s energy and output is instrumental in the Hawk’s line up, bringing the excitement levels and pressure quota up to eleven. Cavarra is bound to impress once again in our outing with the Roos.