Box­wood work hard to tame Lions

Great Southern Herald - - Sport - Cameron New­bold

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.