In-form Boxwood Hill progress to OFA decider after eliminating Lake Grace-Pingrup in preliminary final

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Boxwood Hill's Hayden Richter gets a kick away this season.
Camera IconBoxwood Hill's Hayden Richter gets a kick away this season. Credit: Richard Poulish

Boxwood Hill advanced to their fifth straight Ongerup Football Association grand final after a convincing 34-point win over Newdegate in the preliminary final on Saturday.

The Bombers will face Gnowangerup for the fourth time in the past five seasons and will get a chance at redemption after going down in last year’s decider.

Aaron Davis starred up forward again for the Bombers, kicking six goals in the 14.16 (100) to 10.6 (66) victory at Lake Grace.

The Bombers led by 21 points at the first change after booting four goals in the first term before extending that advantage to 26 by the main break, kicking three goals to two in the second term.

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The Lions hit back in the third quarter reducing the margin to 23 points as they kicked three goals to two but a five-goal final term from the Bombers sealed the victory.

The Bombers have now won five games in a row heading into the grand final.

Hayden Richter was terrific with three goals while Nic Bertola and Matt Campbell added two each.

Rohan Vaux and Josh Woods continued their strong form also named in the best players for the winners.

Arron Russell slotted three majors for the Lions. He was well supported up forward by Jarred Offer and Ian Lloyd with two each.

Youngster Nelson Kent shone again for the Lions along with Michael Hams and David Newman as their season came to an end.

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