Superb Performance by the Development Squad

It was a superb 4-quarter performance by Box Hill’s Development Squad on the weekend, as they took on the Werribee Tigers. Leading at every change the Hawks recorded a dominant 107-point win over the Tigers, managing to limit the home side to just two goals the entire game.

In a smart and controlled defensive display, Connor Glass, Joseph Fisher and Tom Gordon showed excellent pressure in the back half of the ground, shutting down the Tigers ball movement and entry inside 50. This created a nearly impenetrable defensive line.

Solidarity and discipline was on display the entire game from the Hawks. Having been focusing on producing a four-quarter effort, the boys linked well down the line and moved within their forward 50 with ease.

The effort and determination shown throughout the game by all players, resulted in a landslide. The Hawks piled on 18 goals to the Tigers two, and lead by a massive 107 points by the time the final siren sounded.

Speaking to boxhillhawks.com.au, forward Jake Kidd spoke on how proud he was on the team’s improvement.

‘We’ve been speaking about it all year. This morning our mains goals were hitting hard and keeping to our structures but out main focus was that four quarter effort and the boys really delivered on that.’

‘We were expecting them to come out hard which they did in the first 20 minutes but we managed to dig in and not give them any movement. It was a great team effort and all 23 players today with everyone playing their role.’

Heading into a bye next weekend, the Development Squad will be looking to make it back-to-back wins against the Tigers on Saturday the 7th of August, back home at City Oval.

 

FINAL SCORES

 

BOX HILL         4.7 9.10 14.11 18.16 (124)

WERRIBEE      2.1 2.1 2.5 2.5   (17)

 

GOAL SCORERS

Kidd 3, C. Jones 2, J. Soccio 2, J. Lewis 2, T. Gordon, J. Fisher, J. Walker, L. Cox, B. McIntyre, L. Langford, M. Traynor, W. Murphy, M. Burt

 

BEST PLAYERS

Jeffs, A. Bond, T. Gordon, M. Traynor, L. Cox, C. O’Sullivan.

 

Photo credit: Jenny Owens Photography

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