Boxwood Hill storm into prelim final after fourth straight win, Gnowangerup straight through to decider
Boxwood Hill secured a preliminary finals berth in the Ongerup Football Association after an impressive display against Lake Grace-Pingrup in Sunday’s elimination first semifinal in Jerramungup.
This Saturday’s preliminary final will be between Newdegate and Boxwood Hill after the Lions fell short against Gnowangerup in Saturday’s second semifinal.
Boxwood Hill won their fourth straight game and are in good form at the right time of the season as they eliminated Lake Grace-Pingrup with a convincing 49-point victory.
Veteran Aaron Davis starred in the 18.10 (118) to 10.9 (69) victory with seven goals.
Lake Grace-Pingrup held a nine-point advantage at the first break before Boxwood Hill responded with five goals in the second term to take a 12-point lead into the main break.
Boxwood Hill kicked three goals to one in the third stanza to extend the buffer to four goals heading into the last quarter and they put the foot down in the final term.
Lake Grace-Pingrup kicked three goals in the final term but Boxwood Hill added eight of their own to secure the emphatic victory.
Davis kicked seven goals in a superb display, while Michael Swarbrick, Hayden Richter and Rohan Vaux all added two each.
Isaac Baum (two goals) played his second game of the season and was in the best along with Davis and Josh Woods.
Karl Fleay tried his best to lift Lake Grace-Pingrup over the line with five majors and ex-AFL player Mitch Morton slotted two.
Youngster Jackson Callope, Tyson Prater and Reuben Smith were in Lake Grace-Pingrup’s best but their season came to an end.
The Bulldogs advanced straight through to the grand final after producing a powerful second half to defeat the Lions by 38 points at Newdegate.
Only one goal was kicked in the first term in favour of the Bulldogs and the margin stayed the same at half-time.
The Bulldogs booted six goals to three in the third stanza to stretch their lead to 28 points by the last break before four goals to the reigning premiers sealed the 14.7 (91) to 8.5 (53) win.
Lewis Davis booted five goals for the Bulldogs while Campbell Floyd, captain Scott Anderson and Tom Stewart were instrumental.
Aaron Russell slotted five majors for the Lions who were best served by consistent trio Nelson Kent, David Newman and Dean Rintoul.
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