Box Hill Coach Sam Mitchell says he was pleased with the side's ability to play at a high level in its commanding 108-point win over North Melbourne on Sunday.
Mitchell conceded North has been struck with a number of challenges so far this season contributing to three consecutive triple-digit losses, but the Hawks' commitment to the task was impressive nonetheless.
"North Melbourne is dealing with a difficult situation at the moment with a number of injuries often meaning players are only meeting each other on the day of games," Mitchell said.
"They had six or seven debutants on the weekend so it was a difficult game to assess from that point of view.
"But we did what we had to do and the pleasing element was, after the Roos put up a good fight in the first half, we were able to continue our commitment to driving our standards and finish the game strongly, culminating in a 10-goal last quarter."
Here's Sam's review of each of the 12 AFL-listed Hawks:
Josh Morris (16 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 5 goals)
"It was pleasing to have him back into the side and he looked better for the week off with a lot of zip and energy in his play. Not only was he able to kick five goals but his defensive pressure and the energy he brought to our front half were also stand-out attributes from his game."
Emerson Jeka (18 disposals, 10 marks, 1 tackle, 3 goals)
"He had a great attitude after coming back from the AFL. He finished the game with seven shots on goal but unfortunately he didn't quite have his kicking boots on. He was a strong performer in the air. He still needs to increase his consistency of defensive pressure."
Jack Saunders (12 disposals, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 3 goals)
"Jack played closer to goal this week and took a big step in the right direction, kicking three goals and looking more comfortable at the level."
Keegan Brooksby (12 disposals, 7 marks, 5 hit-outs, 2 goals)
"Keegan was one of our three rucks to perform solidly. He was able to hit the scoreboard with two goals, while his leadership and ability to get the best out of a young forwardline were also pleasing elements to his performance. His ability to protect others in the marking contest and allow them to take marks is impressive - he is a very selfless player."
Jonathon Ceglar (17 disposals, 10 marks, 4 tackles, 20 hit-outs, 2 goals)
"Cegs played ruck and forward. He was able to take five contested marks on the day as well as kicking a couple of goals. It was good to have him back from injury with a strong performance."
Dan Howe (35 disposals, 6 marks, 7 tackles, 2 goals)
"Daniel Howe was the dominant player on the ground. He played mostly on-ball with some time on the wing as well. He also came back with a strong attitude after being the unused medical sub the day before, which is a difficult situation that I thought he handled with aplomb."
Harry Pepper (13 disposals, 2 marks, 1 tackle, 1 goal)
"Harry Pepper started the day as a forward which was a good change for him. He showed some zip, had a few shots on goal and put some manic pressure on. He went back to his familiar back pocket in the last quarter and finished the game well."
Connor Downie (13 disposals, 2 marks, 1 tackle, 1 goal)
"Connor took a step in the right direction, using his physical attributes to his advantage this week. He still needs to get more comfortable playing against men and taking a tackle. The physicality of the level continues to be a bit of a challenge for him. He went on-ball late in the game and showed some promising signs with his work-rate as well as kicking a late goal."
Ned Reeves (10 disposals, 4 marks, 23 hit-outs)
"Reeves played strongly. 50 per cent of his hit-outs were to advantage which is a really strong number. He had some strong ground level play, dishing to his teammates from ground level, as well as a good aerial presence, taking some contested marks. He had a great, unselfish moment where he squared the ball up to Josh Morris for a goal. That was his best game for a couple of weeks."
Damon Greaves (13 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles)
"Damon has found a good balance between offence and defence. He has matured in his role to be able to shutdown opposition forwards whilst also providing us with some drive out of our back half. He is a reliable player."
Finn Maginness (14 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles)
"He tagged Will Phillips. Both of them had possessions in the teens. His ability to play a tagging role whilst also playing within the team structure has improved. He will continue to grow in this role of being able to negate a strong opposition player with time."
Conor Nash (12 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles)
"Conor was a little disappointed in his game. While he made a strong contribution centre-forward with four score assists, his ground level play wasn't at the level he has produced this year. That area of the game was probably symbolic of his performance as a whole - not quite up to the standard he has been producing previously."
And some of the best Box Hill-listed guys?
"Coming back from a calf injury, Trent Mynott started the game slowly but his second half was outstanding, finishing with seven clearances and four goal assists. His dynamic movement from the centre of the ground was outstanding.
"Brayden Kilpatrick has improved each week as his fitness has improved. His ability to use the ball, particularly centre-forward, has been strong and he continually sets up scoring opportunities for the side. He missed a few tackles though which he usually prides himself on.
"Hugh Beasley has been a sound full-back for us so far this year. He has a great knack for getting the job done. His reliability in our backend is important to the team."