Round 21 Ins & Outs

Box Hill have named an extended 28-man squad for Saturday’s clash with Geelong at Box Hill City Oval.

Clint Proctor’s men sit sixth on the VFL ladder entering the final fortnight of the home & away season and, somewhat coincidentally, have made six changes to the side that accounted for Frankston last weekend.

AFL-listed Hawks Kyle Hartigan, Sam Butler, Connor Macdonald and Max Lynch have all been re-called, while Box Hill’s Brady Grey and Mason De Wit rejoin the fray having missed the Dolphins game through Covid.

Making way are the injured duo of Tom Phillips and Fionn O’Hara, while Liam Shiels’ standout showing last Saturday has been rewarded with an AFL re-call.

Kai Windsor misses through illness and big man David Brinker-Ritchie has been omitted on balance.

Like Grey and De Wit last start, Stu Horner is out having returned a positive RAT test early in the week.

The team boasts a blend of youth and experience across the board, with developing AFL and VFL -listed players deployed in key posts all over the ground.

Charlie Beasley and Liam Coghlan join the accomplished quartet of Damian Mascitti, Hartigan, De Wit and skipper Hugh Beasley in the back six; while Ned Long and Connor Macdonald will see key minutes in the midfield mix alongside the likes of Cal Porter, Ed Phillips and Daniel Howe.

In the front fifty Fergus Greene and Ben Cavarra, two of the competition’s most potent goal kickers, will be supported by first-year small Sam Butler.

Butler has tallied nine senior games in a promising debut season on the Hawks’ list and alongside the likes of Greene, Cavarra, Jack Saunders, Connor Macdonald and Vincent Adduci, could prove a handful for the Cats’ backs.

Still in the forward line, aerial power will come in the form of bigs Jackson Callow and Max Lynch.

Adduci and Grey have both been named on the bench, with the likes of Max Hall, Jed Rule, Jake Arundell, Max Walton, Mitch Sruk, Cayden Maki and Campbell Tweedie vying to join them.

Luis D’Angelo has been named as 23rd man.

Depending on results around the grounds, a Box Hill win could be good enough to secure September football. You can follow all the action via the below link.

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K Hartigan, S Butler, C Macdonald, M Lynch, B Grey, M De Wit

Outs: T Phillips (inj), F O’Hara (inj), L Shiels (elevated), S Horner (health and safety), K Windsor (ill), D Brinker-Ritchie 


28. K Hartigan

53. H Beasley

79. C Beasley


66. M De Wit

50. D Mascitti

74. L Coghlan


43. J Saunders

55. C Porter

60. E Phillips


52. B Cavarra

56. F Greene

31. C Macdonald


30. S Butler

45. J Callow

18. M Lynch


38. M Ramsden

17. D Howe

27. N Long

INT From

51. V Adduci

59. J Rule

61. M Hall


64. B Grey

68. L D’Angelo

70. J Arundell


73. M Walton

75. C Maki

77. C Tweedie


80. M Sruk


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