Successive wins for Boxwood Hill after edging Lake Grace-Pingrup in tense final quarter

Cameron NewboldGreat Southern Herald
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Boxwood Hill's Glenn Peacock kicked five goals.
Camera IconBoxwood Hill's Glenn Peacock kicked five goals. Credit: Richard Poulish

Boxwood Hill made it two wins on the bounce after outlasting Lake Grace-Pingrup in a thrilling final quarter in Lake Grace on Saturday afternoon.

Leading by a point at three-quarter-time in the round five Ongerup Football Association fixture, Boxwood kicked two goals in the fourth stanza to claim a tense seven-point victory.

Veteran Glenn Peacock starred for the winners with five goals while Brett Plane, Hayden Richter and Matt Campbell all had big games.

The visitors kicked four goals in the opening term but their five-point advantage was quickly erased as Lake Grace-Pingrup stormed to the front with seven majors in the second quarter.

Boxwood kicked seven of their own in the third to pinch the lead back and they hung tough to record a gritty 15.9 (99) to 14.8 (92) win.

Nic Bertola and Aaron Davis also kicked multiple goals for Boxwood, who have won two of their four matches this season.

Ryan Baker was impressive for the home side and was well supported by Ethan Wallace, Jack Carruthers and Tyson Prater but they fell to their second straight defeat.

Karl Fleay finished with a five-goal haul for Lake Grace-Pingrup and Carruthers bobbed up with three.

In the other league game, Newdegate notched their second win of the 2021 campaign after eclipsing Jerramungup by 66 points.

The Eagles were playing at home and aided by the return of star ruckman Jayden Brooks, but the Lions led at every change for a comfortable 18.11 (119) to 8.5 (53) win.

Arron Russell was a dominant force in attack, booting six goals, while Ian Lloyd (three goals), Jake Muir, David Newman and Dean Rintoul were also key contributors.

The Eagles were best served by Michael Lester, Tate Barrett, Aaron Winters and Wade Brown.

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