Round Two Match Preview

WHEN: 3:05pm Sunday, April 3.
WHERE: Box Hill City Oval.
COVERAGE: Listen on 3WBC 94.1 FM or stream live on afl.com.au or the AFL Live Official App. 

Our first home game of the season will be a delight for the team and fans alike. With a VFLW game prior to the Men’s it’s sure to be a day out at Box Hill City Oval. 

If you can’t make it to City Oval, you can catch the game on the AFL Live Official App or tune into 3WBC 94.1 FM to listen live. Game updates will also be posted on our Twitter 

Last meeting

Round 6, 2021: Box Hill 19.16 (130) defeated Carlton 6.10 (46) at Ikon Park. 

The last time these two teams met was Round 6 of 2021, a strong second quarter saw Box Hill boot seven unanswered goals to secure the win. 

This Round 2 clash will be a close encounter and another good game to watch should both the Hawks and the Blues perform at their best. Carlton currently sits at number two on the league ladder, while the Hawks are sitting 11th after the narrow loss in Round 1. 

How have we been going?

2022 formline: L

The Box Hill Hawks fought tooth and nail in our first hit out of the 2022 season, falling short by just two points to Collingwood at Victoria Park. The game was never out of reach, with the Hawks having the lead at quarter and half time, and just trailing at three-quarter time, followed by that nail-biting, edge of your seat style last quarter. We were well led by Captain Hugh Beasley down back with 18 disposals, Fergus Greene finished with three goals, and Will Day had 21 disposals and a goal. 

How have they been going?

2022 formline: W

The Blues took a strong win over the Brisbane Lions in their first game of the year. Finishing with a 42-point win, they looked the goods from the very beginning, leading at every change. They built a steady lead throughout the night, but it was their third term which made the difference, breaking away from the Lions with a distinct margin on the scoreboard. Among their best were the likes of Will Hayes and Paddy Dow – Hayes performed in his first outing in the navy blue finishing with 33 disposals and two goals, while Dow similarly had 32 disposals and a goal come the games end.

Team News 

The team will be narrowed down from the 31-man squad named yesterday, but there are some exciting potential inclusions to look forward to. 

Jaylon Thorpe will officially debut for Box Hill, in what is sure to be a spectacle for all watching. Joining him, Jordan Cunico is set to line up for Box Hill, which will see him add run and carry.

We’re likely to have another new face in Max Walton, who is set to debut as the 23rd man. 

Hawthorn star, Jarman Impey will play his first game of the pre-season with Box Hill as he looks to return from an ankle injury. 

Tom Phillips is a potential in, if so, he would get the chance to play alongside his brother Ed. With ins, of course means outs and we’ll be without Damian Mascitti who misses with concussion, while Ben Cavarra has been ruled out due to Health and Safety Protocols, with Stu Horner managed.  

One to watch 

This week it has to be Jaylon Thorpe, as he makes his debut for the club after making the move from Williamstown. The last time he donned the guernsey was in our practice match against Richmond at the beginning of March, where he made quite the impression. 

Thorpe finished that game with five goals, which is something we can all hope he aims to replicate in tomorrow’s game. 

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