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VFL premiership 'surreal' for Moore

VFL GF: Final Moments Relive that sealing goal, Whitey's crucial spoil and the siren that heralded Box Hill's premiership win.

Young Hawk Dylan Moore has described winning a VFL premiership in his maiden season as ‘surreal’ after Box Hill came from behind to win their second premiership in six years.

Moore, who was taken by the Hawks with Pick 67 in last year’s AFL draft, capped a stellar first season with an instrumental three-goal performance in the grand final victory over Casey, finishing the only multiple goalkicker on the ground.

“It’s unbelievable,” Moore said after the game.

“(It’s) pretty surreal, especially for my first year, you’re just kind of going in just trying to develop as a player and then to win the chocolates it’s pretty awesome.”

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The pacey forward got the Hawks back in the game with two second quarter goals that brought them to within 17 points at the main break, before hammering the final nail into Casey’s coffin with a goal from a free kick in the game’s dying moments.

“I didn’t think we had it won but I was just so nervous lining up for the goal, I knew we had to kick it,” Moore said.

The 19-year-old overcame a fractured shoulder suffered in Box Hill’s Round 2 win over Frankston, returning to the side after missing eight weeks to play every game for the remainder of the season including a finals series in which he kicked nine goals.

Moore’s best performance for the season arguably came in the Hawks’ nail-biting preliminary final in which the Hawks hung on to overcome Williamstown by a point, with Moore playing a starring role with four goals from 20 disposals.

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