Box Hill has returned to the winners list after a 23-point win over Essendon in round five of Peter Jackson VFL at Windy Hill. Just three points separated the sides at three-quarter-time before the Hawks slammed on six goals to the Bombers two in the last term to edge clear, the final score 18.10.118 to 14.11.95.
The Bombers had their chances late in the match but failed to capitalise booting four behinds in a row. Hawk's skipper David Mirra led the way in defence along with Sam Collins while Jed Anderson was dangerous with a game-high four goals and Liston Trophy winner, Alex Woodward, continues to put his hand up for AFL selection.
Richmond have provided Tiger fans with some joy after thumping North Ballarat by 82 points at the ME Bank Centre in round four of Peter Jackson VFL. The Tigers were impressive from the outset with their ball movement and pressure, eventually powering away from the Roosters to win 19.15.129 to 6.11.47.
Tall forwards Liam McBean, five goals, and Tyrone Vickery, 3, impressed as did Matt Dea in defence and Matthew Arnot with 24 disposals. North Ballarat had few winners with defenders Luke Kiel, 22 touches and Matt Austin among their best and midfielders Nick Rippon (27) and Trent Dumont (22, 8 marks) trying hard in a disappointing performance.