Box Hill United junior boys return to 2020 JBNPL (East) action with a double header this weekend, following the structured easing of football activities on the back of Covid-19 restrictions.
Round 8 resumes on Saturday, with Bulleen Lions as visitors to Wembley Park. On Sunday, Box Hill travel to Albert Park to face South Melbourne in Round 9.
Here is a summary of how our U/13, U/14, U/15 and U/16 boys fared after the first seven rounds of the pre-qualification stage.
Clement Guemas’ Box Hill U/13s reside sixth on the ladder with 13 points, only three adrift of third-placed Manningham United Blues.
The squad will return high on confidence, having scored 19 goals and conceding just seven in their last five matches prior to the lockdown.
Enjoying the highest goal difference (+23) in the standings, Box Hill U/14s have raced to pole position with 18 points after seven rounds.
The Marc Petheriotis-skippered U/14s have been on a three-game unbeaten streak since Round 5.
Their last match at Wembley Park (in Round 6) resulted in a 5-0 demolition of Port Melbourne Sharks, who sit second.
Only a goal difference of five separates fourth-placed Box Hill U/15s from Bulleen Lions (third) and Port Melbourne Sharks (second) on the ladder. All the three teams are have collected 18 points.
Reda Benhammoud’s U/15s are also only three points behind top-placed Melbourne City, who have pocketed 21 points after seven rounds.
A free-flowing and exciting brand of football has seen our U/15s record six victories, including three on the trot before the shutdown began.
After registering five wins from seven games, Kai Maxfield’s Box Hill U/15s are well-placed to vie for a top-three position as we enter the business end of the pre-qualification stage.
Our U/15s went into the lockdown phase with 15 points on the board, and a winning streak of three games still intact where they racked up eight goals and conceded just one.