VFL SUNDAY RECAP: Round 5

The Box Hill Hawks, Northern Blues and Sandringham all recorded victories on Sunday to establish themselves in the Peter Jackson VFL top four.

Box Hill came from behind to knock off Richmond by 22 points and remain undefeated in second position on the ladder behind Port Melbourne, while Northern defeated the Casey Demons by 55 points and Sandringham pipped Coburg by 11 points in a thriller to record their fourth wins and move into third and fourth spots respectively.

 

BOX HILL HAWKS 18.8 (116) d RICHMOND 13.16 (94)

The Hawks kicked 14 goals to five from late in the second quarter to overrun Richmond at Box Hill City Oval and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Former AFL Tiger Tyrone Vickery put Box Hill in front for the first time since the opening term with a goal after the three-quarter time siren and his team wasn’t headed again.

Leading goalkickers: Box Hill Hawks – Hanrahan 2, Lewis 2, Moore 2, Schoenmakers 2, Vickery 2 / Richmond – Bathie 3, Lloyd 3

Form: Box Hill Hawks – W W W W W / Richmond – W W L L L

Next up: Collingwood vs Box Hill Hawks / Williamstown vs Richmond

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NORTHERN BLUES 14.14 (98) d CASEY DEMONS 6.7 (43)

Northern made last year’s Grand Finalists look flat from the first bounce at Preston City Oval, keeping Casey goalless until early in the second quarter. By the time the Demons kicked their second major late in the third term, the Blues had bagged 12 and held a 71-point lead to have completely killed off the contest.

Leading goalkickers: Northern Blues – Jaksch 5, Sumner 3, Polson 2 / Casey Demons – Fritsch 3

Form: Northern Blues – L W W W W / Casey Demons – L W L L L

Next up: Northern Blues vs Sandringham / Casey Demons vs Port Melbourne

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SANDRINGHAM 15.10 (100) d COBURG 14.5 (89)

Sandringham denied Coburg a maiden 2017 victory in a heartbreaker at Piranha Park. The plucky Lions held leads of 25 points early in the third quarter and 13 points approaching midway through the final term, but a burst of six goals to two after the last change saw the Zebras home.

Leading goalkickers: Sandringham – McCartin 4, Marshall 3, Long 3 / Coburg – Blythe 3, Kerbatieh 3, Holdsworth 2

Form: Sandringham – W L W W W / Coburg – L L L L L

Next up: Northern Blues vs Sandringham / Coburg vs Essendon

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