Round 14


Oakleigh Amateurs claimed the local derby on Saturday, holding off a hard finishing Ormond at E.E.Gunn Reserve to move into fourth spot on the ladder and now have their eyes firmly focussed on the finals. The Oaks jumped the hosts early and peppered the goals with accuracy proving to be a difficult task to master with a first quarter return of 3-9 giving the Krushers a 15 point advantage over the equally inaccurate Ormond who booted 1-6 before the first change. Both forward lines came to the fore in the second term booting 5 goals each with Ormond just shading the Krushers to close the gap to 14 points at the main break. The Oaks asserted themselves in third but were once again a bit wasteful kicking 2-5 but keeping the Monders to 1-2 and going to the last change holding a 23 point lead. In the last quarter, Ormond began to find the target as the Oaks kept missing and the gap narrowed to 8 points before time ran out for Ormond and the Krushers emerged victorious. Aaron Cloke led the Oaks goalkicking with 3 and Jim Hunt added 2 with Zac Pearce-Thomas, Harry Boontjes and Gary Bennett among the Krushers best. The reserves had their work cut out against top side Ormond in the earlier game which was a low scoring affair with inaccuracy also playing a big part. The Krushers did their best but fell 22 points short at the final bell. Josh Abela and Dylan Goodwill kicked 2 goals each for Oakleigh with Emil Thaning, James Chapple and Scott Murray in the best. The womens team, struggling for numbers, had to travel to Elsternwick Park to take on Old Melburnians and had to battle to keep up with their hosts. Kept scoreless for the first half, the girls managed to score a behind in the third term but were no match for the home side who went on to win by 46 points. Elena Michael, Bonnie Nolan and Maggie Minchin were some of the Oaks best. The U/19s had a walkover from Brunswick NOBS.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 12.21.93 def Ormond 12.13.85

Goals: Aaron Cloke 3, Jim Hunt 2, Gary Bennett, Lucas Cloke, Chris Grant, Chris Mercuri, Corey Moore, Zac Pearce-Thomas, Jack Sellen
Best Players: Zac Pearce-Thomas, Harry Boontjes, Gary Bennett, Nick Seel, Andrew Murray, Liam Gillard

Reserves: Oakleigh 5.9.39 lt Ormond 8.13.61

Goals: Josh Abela 2, Dylan Goodwill 2, Casey Moyle
Best Players: Emil Thaning, James Chapple, Scott Murray, Zac Thiessens, Jack Van De Ven, Casey Moyle

Women: Oakleigh 0.1.1 lt Old Melburnians 6.11.47

Best Players: Elena Michael, Bonnie Nolan, Maggie Minchin, Cassandra Bethune, Jordyn Bethune, Amanda Leeson.

U19s defeated Brunswick NOBS by walkover

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