Seniors Back on the Winners List

The Box Hill Seniors are once again back on the winners list after recording a 37-point win over Werribee. Leading at every break the boys put in a four-quarter effort to secure the win and reclaim the beyondblue Cup.

Hawthorn listed players Ryan Burton and Alex Woodward both started strong with some early touches as both sides went goal for goal.

It was a tight finish to the opening term as both sides came out firing. Marc Lock put the Hawks in front right on the quarter time siren, after kicking a set shot from outside 50. This helped the hawks hold a 3-point lead at quarter time.

The Hawks pressure on the ball carrier increased as Werribee’s hunger for the ball began to show early in the second quarter. Sam Switkowski continued to display his impressive defensive pressure laying five tackles for the quarter, whilst Kade Stewart and Ayden Kennedy each had three to their name.

Despite 14 Inside 50’s Box Hill were wasteful in front of goal only registering 1 major for the entire quarter. However, the boys were defensively strong and managed to hold a six-point lead at the half time break.

Luke Surman and Jack Fitzpatrick delivered early on in the third quarter booting back-to-back goals and extending Box Hill’s lead to 18 points. However, it was Ryan Burton who stole the show at City Oval. With a snap from the boundary line late in the third, he backed up his effort by juggling the ball onto his boot in the middle of a strong contest to slot one home and increase the hawks lead by the end of the third term to 43 points.

At the start of the fourth and final term, Werribee were determined to reduce Box Hill’s lead. Werribee managed 12 inside 50’s for the final quarter but couldn’t break through Box Hill’s strong defense, as the Hawks kept Werribee to 2 goals. Again, Box Hill’s strong defensive pressure was on show as they landed 15 tackles to Werribee’s 5.

Switkowski was once again proving invaluable in his tackling pressure capping off his day with 13, whilst captain David Mirra was strong in defense.

After a quality four quarter team effort, the boys ran home winners by 37-points at the final siren and remain one game outside of the top eight.

Travelling to Trevor Barker Oval next Saturday, the Seniors will be battling it out in a must win clash against fourth-placed Sandringham with the action kicking off at 2:00pm.





BOX HILL              5.4  6.9  12.17  13.20  (98)

WERRIBEE           5.1  6.3  7.4  9.7  (61)




BOX HILL         Fitzpatrick 3, Burton 3, Webster 2, Literland, Lock, Woodward, Surman, Stewart.


WERRIBEE      Hanson 2, Meridith 2, Fordham, Nahas, Porter, Corbett, McKay.





BOX HILL              S. Iles 29, A. Litherland 26, D. Willsmore 24 D. Howe 22, A. Woodward 21

WERRIBEE           T. Gribble 40, M. Hanson 31, E. Petterwood 27, W. Fordham 26, M. Hibberd 22





BOX HILL           A. Litherland, D. Howe, R. Burton, S. Iles, M. Lock, S. Switkowski


WERRIBEE        M. Hanson, R. Nahas, D. Mountford, M. Sodomaco, E. Vickers-Willis, E. Petterwood



Photo Credit: Jenny Owens Photography

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