Box Hill Coach Sam Mitchell says he was pleasantly surprised at the ease to which his side coasted to victory on the weekend.
The Hawks overwhelmed Carlton to finish 84-point victors in perfect conditions at IKON Park to record their fourth win of the season.
Despite a slow start, Mitchell said he was proud of his boys' ability to work through early challenges to ultimately prove the clearly better side on the day.
"Driving to the game, I thought we'd have to play very well to win, particularly after losing Dan Howe as a late call-up to the senior side after he had been so strong for us the week previous," Mitchell said.
"We started OK, but they got out to a slight lead early.
"But then we were able to really consolidate our play, lock the ball in our front half and, from there, I think we kicked the next 14 goals with some really pleasing and consistent effort across the field.
"Our defence pushed a long way up the ground which helped us lock it in our forward half."
Here's Sam's review of each of the 11 AFL-listed Hawks:
Jonathon Ceglar (24 disposals, 7 marks, 33 hit-outs)
"Ceglar was the dominant tall on the field. We won hit-outs very clearly. Cegs was very strong in the air with four contested marks as well as some strong follow-up play. He was also able to find a fair share of the footy himself. He played well."
Keegan Brooksby (20 disposals, 8 marks, 20 hit-outs, 1 goal)
"Kegs was very strong with his sticky hands a feature. His ability to bring others into the game with his clean handballing and physicality is a great asset for the team. His leadership to set up our young forwards was a feature."
Emerson Jeka (18 disposals, 13 marks, 2 goals)
"Emerson took 13 marks so he had a really strong aerial presence. His defensive intent was much better this week. I loved his selfless attitude, handing a couple of goals off while still kicking a couple himself."
Tim O'Brien (18 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles)
"T.O. played in the back half and, after a slow first 10 minutes finding his feet at the level and the new position, he was strong throughout the day. He was forced to play on smaller opponents and he made a strong contribution with his composure with ball in hand being a highlight."
Connor Downie (16 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles)
"Connor took a big step in the right direction, playing much more of a man's game on the weekend. He was able to take the tackle and show some of his polish on the outside of the contest as well with some very clean touches. He ranked highly for score involvements on the ground. He looked his most comfortable at the level so far this year."
Conor Nash (16 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 1 goal)
"Nashy started slowly but he does a lot of things that are very important to the team. He played on the wing and went inside mid as well at times. His running ability as the game progressed was very important for us. His ground level play improved a lot on the weekend, which is a testament to his training ethic."
Michael Hartley (14 disposals, 6 marks, 1 tackle)
"Harts played in defence. They had 42 inside 50s and he was solid taking some strong intercept possessions before using the ball well. But he was playing on a lot of smaller players who, at times, were a touch nimble for him."
Jack Saunders (14 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles, 2 goals)
"Jack has looked much more capable at the level in the last two weeks, playing closer to goal. His ability to crumb as well as pressure in the front half of the ground has been a strength. His kicking on the weekend was strong and he was also able to use his speed to his advantage."
Tyler Brockman (12 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 2 goals)
"Brocky started the game well. He kicked a couple of goals for us. His consistency of effort remains a work in progress but his best moments are outstanding."
Josh Morris (11 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 1 goal)
"After being an unused medical sub the day before, it was pleasing that he was able to make a contribution and, while he didn't dominate, he was a strong performer."
Harry Pepper (8 disposals, 2 tackles, 1 goal)
"Harry played forward again. He hurt himself on the stroke of half-time but he made a strong contribution up to that point. His energy and desire to defend in the front half of the ground was a feature. He had a couple of key one-on-ones that led to goals."
And some of the best Box Hill-listed guys?
"Vincent Adduci had 23 touches and kicked five goals. He was polished with the ball between the arcs. His crumbing and attacking mindset led the way for our forwards. He is one to watch in the mid-season draft."
"Callum Porter played in the backend and he would be a nightmare to play on. His physicality off the ball and consistency of effort make him a valuable contributor to our back half."
"Ed Phillips played through the wing and midfield. His ability to run and break the lines with ball in hand continues to be a feature. He finished with four score assists and his defensive intent off the ball this week was a stand-out."