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Sandy lose in style to Box Hill

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IN the end, class told, as it invariably does in football.

Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, Sandringham made a bold start to its VFL elimination final against Box Hill at a sun-soaked Trevor Barker Oval on Saturday.

But when the Hawks slipped into a higher gear, the Zebras were left lagging, though their effort was never in doubt.

The visitors kicked the last three goals of the second term to level the scores at half time, then the first four of the third, a show of strength and a match-winning burst. The eventual margin was 30 points.

A glance of the teams in the curtain-raiser underlined the enormity of Sandringham's task.

The Box Hill reserves contained players of the calibre of Jarrad Boumann, Beau Muston, Danny Hughes and Rennie Gilchrist, a flaunting of riches.

Coleman earns stripes with five

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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SANDRINGHAM forward Jackson Coleman booted five goals in a break-out performance in the Zebras' 38-point win over Bendigo Gold at Trevor Barker Beach Oval yesterday.

Coleman, who turned down a contract with the Victorian Bushrangers cricket team to pursue his AFL dream, remains in the AFL recruiters' eyes.

Zebras tapping into raw talent

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John Bennett chuckles at the memory of Michael Sikora playing under him at Southern league club Heatherton in 2010.

"Just a big, raw lump of a kid who didn't know too much about the game, really,'' Bennett, the former St Kilda and Sandringham spearhead, said last week.
"He didn't do a hell of a lot around the ground but I'll tell you one thing: he never lost a tap-out.''

That is no surprise: Sikora is 204cm.

Zebras lock in WAFL man

From Bayside Leader
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REIGNING WAFL premiership coach Simon McPhee will coach Sandringham for the next two years.

In a phone hook-up at lunchtime today Sandy's board ratified St Kilda's move to bring McPhee to Melbourne to replace Brett Lovett.

The 42-year-old will also be involved in the Saints' new development academy.