UNDISCIPLINED play and inaccurate kicking-- it will get you every time.
Boronia was feeling the pain of those two indiscretions following its seven-point loss to Glen Waverley Hawks in the Eastern Football League division 3 qualifying final at East Burwood Reserve on Saturday.
The Boronia Hawks now face Ringwood in the EFL division 3 elimination semi-final at East Burwood Reserve this Sunday. Against a finals-hardened Boronia side, the GW Hawks had the early advantage with springing out to a 10-point lead at quarter-time.
In the second and third terms the GW Hawks looked to be bolting away from Boronia, only to have Boronia stars like Dean Grice and Craig Folino find goals at key moments to pull their side back into the frame.
After GW Hawks midfielder Brad Riddle took a contested mark and goaled early in the last term his side held a five-goal lead but Boronia got within 14-points midway through the term.
But after a goal from Boronia big man Ben Holland, his midfielder teammate Shannon Bainbridge put down GW Hawks star Sam Zikman before the centre bounce earning a yellow card and resulting in a 25-metre penalty from which Matt Carnelley goaled.
Two late goals to Boronia, including one after the siren, made the margin just seven points but the game had been well and truly won following Carnelley's goal. Carnelley said his teammates knew they had a key victory in the game when Zikman was felled.
Boronia coach Drew O'Hare said the moment had cost his side.
"When you lose by a goal, of course it's costly," he said.