Zebs account for Box Hill in Round 1

The Zebras have started the season in style with wins in both the Seniors and Development squad over Box Hill.

2012 Peter Jackson VFL Seniors

Sandringham   6.4  11.9  17.11  20.17 (137)
Box Hill Hawks   3.4  5.5  10.9  12.11 (83)

Sandringham: Coleman 3 Cook 3 Wilkes 3 Dunell 2 Cockie 2 Milera 2 Saad 2 Armitage Minchington  Ray
Box Hill Hawks: Pratt 2 Muston 2 Kelly 2 Grimley 2 Hallahan  Bruce  Frank  Lock

Sandringham: Cook Cockie Wilkes Armitage Blake Dunell
Box Hill Hawks: Cheney Pratt Bruce Thompson Kelly Lock

2012 AFL Vic Development League

Sandringham   4.4  7.6  13.14  15.18 (108)
Box Hill Hawks   5.3  8.6  11.8  15.12 (102)

Sandringham: Markworth 4 Lourey 3 Stapleton 2 Lever 2 Jones  Mavric  Staley  Irving
Box Hill Hawks: Monkhorst 4 Gordon 4 Tobin  Cust  Purcell  Cass  Johns  Grenda  Post

Sandringham: Bruno Meehan Markworth Irving Michaliades Jones
Box Hill Hawks: Tobin Purcell Wilsen Jones Cust Grenda


The Zebras started 2012 in style with a convincing win over Box Hill at home on Sunday, Sandringham lead from start to finish and showed plenty of signs that 2012 could be a good one with a 54 point margin that could have been bigger had they kicked straight.

Big name recruits Adam Cockie and Myke Cook starred on debut for the club, Cockie had 23 touches kicked 2 goals and laid an astonishing 10 tackles while Cook had 21 touches and 2 goals of his own. Cockie and Cook were well supported by David Armitage who had 26 possessions. Another debututant, Beau Wilkes kicked three goals and provided plenty up forward he provided a contest all day and could have finished with better figures had he kicked straight (he kicked 5 behinds) the performances of mature-age recruits Ahmed Saad and Terry Milera were also encouraging. Both Saad and Milera kicked two goals but it was their class and defensive pressure around the goals that stood out. "They're exciting players aren't they?" Sandringham coach Simon McPhee said.

"They give genuine speed, they can tackle and pressure and carry the ball. It's really exciting for St Kilda and Sandy to have those players playing for us."

Jackson Coleman was the Zebs 23rd player and manage to kick 3 majors, one special one in the last quarter on the run deep in the forward pocket. Coleman now has 5 goals in his 2 senior outings for the Zebras and certainly looks an exciting prospect for the future.

The Development Squad also had a win over the premiers of the last 3 years, managing to hold off a fast finishing Box Hill by a goal. Saint Daniel Markworth was impressive with 21 touches and 4 goals playing a mixture of forward and midfield roles, Captain of the day Keiffer Smith Cameron had 32 disposals while Bruno, Irving, Stapleton and Brown all had lots of the footy.


Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.