Tigers take the win in the last moments of the game in a back and forth fight for the scoreboard. Match report inside.
Standing in amongst former greats of the club like Simon Atkins, Stephen Sells and Travis Robertson as the final moments played out last Sunday afternoon was quite an experience. When Box Hill’s Thomas Gordon missed a set shot, the call was get the ball into our 50 NOW. Scott Sherlock took the kick out and the Tiger worked the ball forward with the clock ticking down. When Aaron Black, the sole Tigers player anywhere near attacking 50, grabbed the bouncing ball and kicked the match winner just seconds before the siren sounded, the locals erupted.
In a game that ebbed and flowed all day neither side was able to ever gain clear dominance. It was a game where both sides threatened to bust out and take control, but never did. Tigers fans would have been worried when Box Hill got off to a flying start especially given the result from 8 days earlier. The Tiger though fought back, and went to the first break just a goal down. It certainly was not a pretty game to watch, with two teams keeping intense pressure at every contest, and the modern slick ball movement not a feature of the day.
After the game senior coach John Lamont was pleased “The group played to instructions, because we changed a few things during the week. I was happy with the way the players responded and how we went about it. Our third quarter was very good, we got some good goals into the wind. We let them back into the game in the last quarter, to be honest we should never have let that happen, but to their credit they never gave up. They were on top of the ladder for a reason. In the end we gained a lot out of that win.”
Werribee head to Trevor Barker Beach Oval this Sunday to take on Sandringham.
The Development league side suffered its first loss of the season going down to the Box Hill Hawks by 51 points.
Peter Jackson VFL 2016
Werribee: 2.0 3.4 7.5 10.10 (70)
Box Hill Hawks: 3.0 4.2 6.9 9.14 (68)
Werribee: Black 4 Maishman 2 Gribble Wagner Hanson McFarlane
Box Hill Hawks: Lawlor 2 Kidd 2 Jones Soccio Miles Stewart Hardwick
Werribee: Dumont Black Petterwood Sodomaco Preuss Sherlock
Box Hill Hawks: Mirra Spangher Willsmore Stewart Heatherley Miles
AFL Victoria Development League
Werribee: 6.3 8.3 10.4 10.5 (65)
Box Hill Hawks: 2.2 7.6 12.6 18.8 (116)
Werribee: Porter 5 Xavier VanDenBerg Mennen Malthouse Kolang
Box Hill Hawks: Summers 4 Walker 3 Dimasi 2 Sullivan 2 Kilpatrick Surman Mcintyre Brolic Fisher Canfield Switkowski
Werribee: Porter Xavier Mennen King Holman Munro
Box Hill Hawks: Walker O'Sullivan Switkowski Fisher Summers Sullivan