VFL Saturday results: Preliminary Final
Box Hill Hawks are the first team through to the 2015 Peter Jackson VFL Legendairy Grand Final after a tense seven-point win over Sandringham at North Port Oval today.
The Hawks jumped out to a match high 29-point lead at quarter time with the breeze, with Matt Spangher a key for Box Hill in defence. The Zebras made the most of their opportunities in the second term to reduce the margin to 14 at half time, with Darren Minchington giving his side plenty of run through the middle.
The Hawks were off target in the third term, and Sandringham made the most of its opportunities to make it an 11-point game at the final change. Myke Cook, Minchington and Brodie Murdoch were keys for the Zebras through the middle and from half back.
After the Hawks led all day, the Zebras hit the front 11 minutes into the final term through a Kenny Ong long bomb but it was to only last for seven minutes as Patrick Lawlor levelled the scores before a rushed behind gave Box Hill back the lead. The experience of the Hawks started to show, with Jonathan Simpkin, Will Langford, Brendan Whitecross, Marc Lock and David Mirra helping push the Hawks forward.
27 minutes into the final term with the ball traveling end-to-end, Will Langford ran into an open goal for the sealer as the Hawks held on for the remaining fi