KRUSHERS FAIL TO FIRE

Oakleigh finished their 2015 campaign in less than spectacular circumstances in Saturdays VAFA Premier C final round after a visit to the university saw Monash Blues square the local derby ledger in emphatic style with a crushing 89 point victory over a hapless Krushers. Jason Olson playing his 50th game, an injury depleted Oakleigh found the big ground and a stronger opponent too much to handle although their cause wasn’t helped by some wayward kicking for goal, a 2 goal 8 behind third term effectively removed any chance of a closer result. Despite battling hard, the Oaks were never really a chance in this game and now thoughts turn to a break before preparing for next season and, hopefully, some better results. Trevor Bromley and Pat Di Siervi booted 2 goals each for Oakleigh with Liam Hard, Dermot Cleary and Stuart Wines among the best players. The reserves fared a bit better in the early game with Kevin Holden playing his 50th game but, although they had a lot of the play, they couldn’t capitalise in front of goal. After being only 7 points down at the long break, Oakleigh failed to keep up with the Blues in the third term and eventually succumbed by 33 points. Lucas Cloke kicked 2 goals with Josh Revere, Chris Pearson and Chris Grant in the best players.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 5.15.45 lt Monash 20.14.134
Goals: Trevor Bromley 2, Pat Di Siervi 2, Tim Scott
Best: Liam Hard, Dermot Cleary, Stuart Wines, Shane Borland, Pat Di Siervi, Pat Ioannidis

Reserves: Oakleigh 2.6.18 lt Monash 7.9.51
Goals: Lucas Cloke 2
Best: Josh Revere, Chris Pearson, Lucas Cloke, Chris Grant, Scott Johnstone, Nick Fabrici