Boxwood work hard to tame Lions
Boxwood Hill closed in on a top two finish in the Ongerup Football Association after a convincing 49point win over Newdegate in round 12 on Saturday afternoon.
The second-placed Boxwood trailed at quarter time and again at half-time in the absorbing contested before booting three goals in the third stanza to take the lead.
However it was their performance in the final term that set up the important victory, kicking nine goals to the Lions’ two.
Isaac Baum continued his outstanding season with a stack of possessions and four goals while Brad Peacock also booted four majors in the 16.10 (106) to 8.9 (57) result.
Robbie Lee was again influential for Boxwood along with Michael Swarbrick, Peacock and Baum.
Dean Rintoul was a real presence up forward for the Lions, bagging five goals in the loss, while Kalan Hall, Trent De Nardi and the experience Ian Lloyd were among their best players.
The result leaves Boxwood two games plus percentage clear of the Lions in second spot.
Jerramungup and Lake GracePingrup played out an exciting match in Jerramungup as well, with the Eagles getting up 19 points in the end.
Andy Solomon (two goals) was superb for the Eagles along with Brodee Hood (three), Kym Brown and Shane Edmonds as their side held the Bombers’ charge at bay.
Luke Bairstow, Alex Duckworth, Jack Carruthers and Kael Gray were named in the best players for the Bombers, who are all but out of finals contention with the loss.