YOUNG KRUSHERS KINGS OF THE SOUTH.

 Grand Final Match Review

Oakleigh Amateurs U/19s capped off a fine season by holding off a game St.Bedes/Mentone Tigers to take out the VAFA U/19s South premiership at Trevor Barker Oval in Sandringham on Saturday. Jumping out of the blocks quickly, the Krushers had 5 goals on the board in the opening 10 minutes before the Tigers could settle and a thumping reminiscent of the second semi-final loomed large. However, the Tigers weren’t about to be swept aside this day and took the game right up to the Oaks hitting back with a couple of goals to trail by 17 points at the first change.

Oakleigh started the second term on the back foot as St.Bedes began to lift, closing the gap quickly before the Krushers managed to stem the flow and answer in kind maintaining a 3 goal buffer at the long break.

The Oaks lifted the tempo in the third quarter and, if not for some wayward scoring attempts, might have put the game out of reach by the last change but the Tigers managed to keep their hopes alive to trail by 21 points going into the last term.

Oakleigh had a sniff of victory though, and they weren’t going to be denied as they refused the Tigers any easy possessions and eventually came away with a 29 point win in what was a very entertaining game of football and congratulations must go to both sides for the way they played the game. Oakleigh captain Michael Tate was awarded Best on Ground.

Final Scores:

Under 19’s: Oakleigh 14.11-95 def St Bedes/Mentone Tigers 10.6-66

Goals:  A.Cloke 5, Z.Pearce-Thomas 4, B.Still 2, M.Tate 2, A.Mase 1, K.Schmauder 1.
Best: M.Tate, A.Deneys, A.Cloke, S.Murray, Z.Pearce-Thomas, B.Still.

YOUNG KRUSHERS STORM INTO GRAND FINAL.

 2nd Semi Final Match Review

Oakleigh Amateurs U/19s blew away St.Bedes Mentone in Saturdays VAFA U/19 South second semi final at Warrawee Park in Oakleigh. A 6 goal opening term put the Krushers on track as they kept the Tigers to 5 behinds and took a 31 point lead into the first change. The second quarter, however, proved a challenge for the Oaks who struggled with the breeze and remained goal-less for the term as St.Bedes closed the gap to 23 points at the long break.

After a bit of a bake from the coach at half-time the Oaks came out with a different attitude and after trading goals with the Tigers early Oakleigh slammed on 6 unanswered goals and went to the last change with a 10 goal advantage. A further 5 goals to the Tigers 1 in the last completed the rout and the final siren had the Krushers 85 points up and in the Grand Final. Aaron Cloke was again the major goal-kicker finishing with 7 with Ben Still adding 4. Michael Tate, Austin Deneys and Luke Pappon were just a few of Oakleigh’s best players.

Final Scores:

Oakleigh 19-9-123 def St.Bedes Mentone 5-8-38.

Goals: Aaron Cloke 7, Ben Still 4, Zac Pearce-Thomas, Kyle Schmauder 2, Austin Deneys, Luke Pappon, Jake Lever, Jake Benoiton 1.
Best: Michael Tate, Aaron Cloke, Austin Deneys, Luke Pappon, Sam Ciavarella, Ben Still.

KRUSHERS FINISH ON A HIGH.

Round 17 Match Review

Oakleigh finished the VAFA Premier C season on a high with a bruising win over Old Camberwell at Gordon Barnard Reserve on Saturday. The hosts started well and jumped a sluggish Oakleigh in the opening term taking a 13 point lead into the quarter time break. The Krushers hit back hard in the second quarter lifting their work rate and moving the ball with more confidence which returned 7-5 for the quarter to the ‘Wells 4 goals and gave the Oaks a 10 point advantage at the long break. Had the Old Camberwell siren not been little more than an impotent squeak at this time the lead would have been more as none of the three field umpires heard it before Old Camberwell marked in front and goaled.

The third term was a grind as the ‘Wellers clawed back the lead keeping the Oaks to 1 goal for the quarter. It was a bad term for Oakleigh who lost Jim Chapple to a broken nose and concussion and full back Steve Buchanan to a broken leg. These setbacks seemed to inspire the Krushers who upped the intensity in the last quarter and lifted again as Old Camberwell began to wilt. Six unanswered goals put Oakleigh in the box seat and a late goal to the ‘Wells left them 26 points adrift at the final siren, which by now was audible. Trevor Bromley was back to his best in front of goal with 6 as Dermot Cleary added 5 and Lee Barrand 2. Aisea Valentini, Pat Ioaniddis and Chris Hogan were in Oakleighs best.

The Oaks reserves were no match for their hosts after a tough first half and trailed by 42 points at the long break but an improved second half saw them keep pace with the ‘Wellers but they still fell by 50 points.

The U/19s played host to Monash Blues at Scammell Reserve in the U/19s South final round and the main topic of interest was how many goals Aaron Cloke would kick. Needing 14 to reach 100 goals, Cloke booted the 14 and probably should have kicked more but for some wayward shots. Despite this inaccuracy, Oakleigh kicked 14 goals in the first half and 12 in the second half and finished the match 139 points in front of an outclassed Monash.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 17-11-113 def Old Camberwell 13-9-87.
Goals: T.Bromley 6, D.Cleary 5, L.Barrand 2, S.Tolongs, T.Scott 1.
Best: A.Valentini, P.Ioannidis, C.Hogan, D.Cleary, P.Holden, J.Hunt.

Reserves: Oakleigh 8-8-56 lt Old Camberwell 15-16-106.
No match details available.

U/19s: Oakleigh 26-18-174 def Monash Blues 5-5-35.
Goals: A.Cloke 14, C.Grant 3, J.Cook 2, Z.Pearce-Thomas, J.Lever, A.Mase, L.Pappon, L.Gillard, A.Deneys, M.Tate.
Best: L.Pappon, C.Pearson, J.Cook, M.Tate, A.Deneys, A.Cloke.

KRUSHERS DIG DEEP.

Round 17 Match Review

Oakleigh completed the Home section of the Home and Away part of the VAFA Premier C division season in fine fashion with a stirring victory over PEGS at Scammell Reserve on Saturday. With a stiff wind favouring the golf course end, the Krushers started reasonably well with first use and went into the first break with a 2 goal advantage. However, it all went awry in the second term as PEGS took full advantage of the wind and showed Oakleigh how it was done booting 8 goals to the Krushers 1 as they ran all over Oakleigh’s defence going into half-time with a 31 point lead and a load of confidence.

The Oaks needed a big third quarter to set up a win and ten minutes in even the most fervent of the Krusher faithful were having doubts as Oakleigh struggled to kick a goal but then it all changed as the goals came. 5 in all. And Oakleigh were 3 points up at the last change. There were still doubts, however, with PEGS having last use of the wind but the Krushers had other ideas and 2 quick goals gave them momentum and a sniff and the pressure shifted to PEGS who rallied to close the gap to 5 points but the Krushers were not about to give it up and kicked away again. A goal after the final bell to PEGS left them 2 goals short and a jubilant Oakleigh celebrated a sensational win. Tim Scott was deadly around the goals finishing with 6 as Steve Tolongs and Dermot Cleary added 2 each. Aisea Valentini, Zac Thiessens and Stuart Wines were just some of Oakleigh’s best players.

The reserves took the field in the early game with a bare 18 men and battled hard against a stronger opponent but never gave up and gave PEGS a real shake up. Granted they were fortunate with some umpiring decisions but that shouldn’t detract from their efforts that saw them fall 9 points short of an upset. Baden Wass, Jim Hunt and Matt White were all good for Oakleigh.

The U/19s travelled to Boss Reserve and a date with Hampton Rovers in the U/19s South penultimate round and came away with another big win although there were some injuries. The young Krushers dominated from the outset booting 7 goals to nothing in the opening term and going on to win by 84 points.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 15-12-102 def PEGS 14-6-90.

Goals: T.Scott 6, S.Tolongs, D.Cleary 2, Z.Thiessens, K.Hogan, C.Hogan, A.Valentini, C.Lavery.
Best: A.Valentini, Z.Thiessens, S.Wines, C.Hogan, T.Scott, K.Holden.

Reserves: Oakleigh 9-6-60 lt PEGS 10-9-69

Goals:
Best: B.Wass, J.Hunt, M.White, L.Kioussis.

U/19s: Oakleigh 18-20-128 def Hampton Rovers 6-8-44.

Goals: A.Cloke 9, Z/Pearce-Thomas 5, L.Pappon, M.Tate, C.Pinney, J.Cook.
Best: M.Tate, J.Cook, S.Ciavarella, Z.Pearce-Thomas, A.Cloke, B.Still.

KRUSHERS RUN ENDS.

Round 16 Match Review.

In the VAFA Premier C division 16th round, Mazenod ended Oakleigh’s winning run in a tough encounter at Central Reserve on Saturday. The ladder leaders didn’t have things their own way as the Krushers steadfastly refused to be impressed by Mazenods win/loss ratio of 14-1 and took the game right up to the Nodders in the first half with scores even at the first change and only a point separating the two teams at the long break in what was a low scoring affair to that point with only 6 goals kicked for the game.

The second half proved to be a different scenario as the hosts lifted and the Oaks lost momentum after some good fortune went the way of Mazenod and they took advantage and opened up a 16 point break at the final change. Oakleigh continued to battle hard but the Nodders were on a roll and weren’t to be denied and booted 6 goals to the Krushers 1 to run away with a 47 point win. Oakleigh captain Dermot Cleary led the way for his team with a gutsy display despite having his eye split open by an errant elbow in the last term that sent him from the field. Chris Hogan and Andrew Murray were also in the best for Oakleigh.

The early game proved to be a lot easier for the hosts as a struggling Oakleigh couldn’t keep pace with their superior opponents and were thumped by 113 points. Alex Pound-Gow kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Jason Olson and James Fitzgerald among the best.

The U/19s hosted Peninsula at the spiritual home of football in Oakleigh, Warrawee Park, and after allowing the Pirates the first goal of the game proceeded with a clinical demolition of their visitors in what was really little more than a training run for Oakleigh.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 6-6-42 lt Mazenod 13-11-89.

Goals: L.Barrand, S.Wines, C.Lavery, S.Tolongs, T.Bromley, T.Scott 1.
Best: D.Cleary, C.Hogan, A.Murray, J.Chapple, P.Holden, A.Valentini.

Reserves: Oakleigh 4-4-28 lt Mazenod 20-21-141.

Goals: A.Pound-Gow 2, J.Fitzgerald, A.Shaw 1.
Best: J.Olsen, J.Fitzgerald, S.Way, W.Manning, M.Klonaridis, M.White.

U/19s: Oakleigh 28-21-189 def Peninsula 3-5-23.

Goals:  A.Cloke 13, Z.Pearce-Thomas 3, A.Deneys, J.Cook 2, A.Mase, C.Pinney, K.Schmauder, C.Grant, J.Benoiton, J.Davidson, L.Pappon, J.Lever .
Best: C.Grant, Z.Pearce-Thomas, M.Tate, C.Pearson, A.Mase, A.Cloke.

KRUSHERS ROLL ON

Round 15 Match Review.

Oakleigh continued their winning run making it three in a row with a hard fought victory over North Old Boys at Scammell Reserve in Saturdays VAFA C grade round 15 fixture. Having come off second best in their last meeting, Oakleigh were keen to make amends and keep their quest to avoid the relegation zone on track. The Krushers had first use of a strong wind and made a bit of a mess of it booting 1-10 with NOBS answering with 1-2. Oakleigh fared much better against the gale in the second term adding 4 goals and kept the visitors to 3-4 taking a 12 point lead into the main break.

A low scoring third quarter saw North sneak closer to the Krushers before a couple of late goals steadied the Oaks and gave them a 17 point advantage going into the last change. With NOBS having the wind in the last term, the Oaks knew they had to work hard and, as the rain came, they pulled out all the stops and made a mockery of the conditions piling on 5 goals to the visitors solitary point and ran away with a 48 point win moving up to seventh spot on the ladder in the process. Steve Tolongs celebrated his return to the seniors with 4 goals with Trevor Bromley also adding 4. Pat Ioannidis, Kevin Holden and Chris Hogan were among Oakleigh’s best.

The early game saw an undermanned Oakleigh work hard to stay in touch with NOBS going into half-time 10 points in arrears before a scoreless third term set the cause back dramatically. A late charge in the final quarter came too late and the Krushers went down by 22 points. Will Manning booted 3 goals for Oakleigh in a best-on-ground performance with Kieran Hogan and Baden Wass also among the best.

The U/19s travelled over the Mentone Grammar Playing Fields for the battle of the top two with Old Mentonians in the U/19 South 15th round and prevailed after a tough contest in tough conditions emerging victors by 19 points. Ben Still kicked 3 goals for Oakleigh with Austin Deneys and Joed Cook adding 2 each. Michael Tate and Andrew Mase were in Oakleighs best players.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 12-15-87 def NOBS/St.Pats 5-9-39.

Goals: T.Bromley, S.Tolongs 4, J.Hunt, S.Wines, C.Lavery, T.Scott 1.
Best: P.Iaonnidis, K.Holden, C.Hogan, N.Seel, L.Barrand, P.DiSiervi.

Reserves: Oakleigh 7-9-51 lt NOBS/St.Pats 11-7-73.

Goals: W.Manning 3, J.Wines, G.Valenzuela, J.Fitzgerald, J.Olson 1.
Best: W.Manning, J.Olson, B.Wass, K.Hogan, G.Valenzuela, J.Wines.

U/19s: Oakleigh 9-17-71 def Old Mentonians 7-10-52.

Goals: B.Still 3, A.Deneys, J.Cook 2, L.Gillard, K.Schmauder 1.
Best: M.Tate, A.Mase, B.Still, J.Cook, A.Deneys, L.Gillard.

KRUSHERS MARCHING ON.

ROUND 14 MATCH REVIEW

Oakleigh’s quest to avoid relegation received a huge boost on Saturday as they clobbered bitter rivals Peninsula by 10 goals at Scammell Reserve in the VAFA C grade rd.14. Riding a wave a new found confidence, the Krushers leapt out of the blocks with 2 goals in the first minute and a half and had a 4 goal lead before the Pirates could trouble the scorers. Peninsula hit back to level the scores at the first change but the die had been cast and the Krushers were up and about again in the second term taking advantage of the wind adding 6-6 whilst holding Peninsula to 4 points going to the long break with a 38 point lead and whole lot of confidence.

After the break the Oaks kept the pressure up with back line again standing tall to hold the Pirates to 3 goals with the breeze. At the other end, the Oakleigh forwards booted another 4 and effectively finished the visitors off by the last change as the difference crept out to 42 points. With the final use of the wind for the day, the Oaks were relentless, if not ruthless, as they ran hard and tackled hard and ground the Pirates down with a dominating display of no-nonsense football that never let Peninsula get going. Trevor Bromley was again the main destroyer up forward with 7 goals with Tim Scott adding 3 and David Counihan in his 150th game kicking what someone suggested was his first goal since 2010. Lee Barrand along with the Holden brothers, Peter and Kevin, were among the best players for Oakleigh.

The early game saw the Oakleigh reserves struggle gamely but to no avail as they succumbed by 48 points after a struggling to stay in touch with the Pirates who made much better use of the wind. Steve Tolongs booted 3 goals for Oakleigh with Matt Wass and Jack Van Den Ven among the best players.

The U/19s had an early start against Parkdale at Gerry Green Reserve but had little trouble disposing of the competition cellar dwellers booting 23 goals to the Vultures 1. Oakleigh players were lining up to kick goals against their hapless opponents in what was more of a training run for the Krushers.

Final Scores.

Seniors: Oakleigh 18-17-125 def Peninsula 9-10-64.

Goals: T.Bromley 7, T.Scott 3, C.Lavery 2, L.Barrand, D.Cleary, C.Hogan, J.Chapple, P.Ioannidis, D.Counihan 1.
Best: L.Barrand, P.Holden, T.Bromley, K.Holden, S.Buchanan, D.Counihan.

Reserves: Oakleigh 9-6-60 lt Peninsula 14-14-98.

Goals: S.Tolongs 3, W.Manning, J.Olsen, A.Weymouth 1.
Best: S.Tolongs, B.Wass, J.Van Den Ven, M.Wass, M.Kloniardis, L.Kioussis.

U/19s: Oakleigh 23-21-159 def Parkdale 1-0-6.

Goals: A.Cloe 6, Z.Pearce-Thomas 5, A.Deneys 3, A.Mase, L.Pappon 2, J.Davidson, L.Gillard, J.Lever, S.Murray, K.Schmauder 1.
Best: B.Still, Z.Pearce-Thomas, A.Seremelis, A.Mase, M.Tate, L.Gillard.

KRUSHERS TOO STRONG IN SOGGY SLOG.

 Round 13 Match Reviews

It was a soggy Saturday and Oakleigh made the trip to Heidelberg for their return match with Banyule. The Krushers, whose recent form had seen a marked improvement since the last time these two teams had met, had grown in confidence and fancied themselves a chance against the Bears who’d been struggling of late. The conditions were dismal. The ground was in poor condition and it was raining and cold yet, to their credit, both teams and the umpires went out and put on a pretty good show. Banyule took the early running with a couple of goals before Oakleigh hit the target booting 3 to take a 4 point lead into the first change. The Bears hit the front early in the second term but again Oakleigh struck back with another 3 goals to clear out to a 20 point lead at the main change and, given the conditions, it was a valuable lead as goals became increasingly hard to come by.

The slog continued in the third quarter with Banyule adding 2 more goals but the Oaks were proving to be more adept at wet weather footy and added 3-4 for the term including Trevor Bromley unleashing a “Bromley Bomb” torpedo that split the middle and brought the small but appreciative crowd to it’s feet.  The Krushers took a 5 goal lead into the final term and seemed to relax as Banyule lifted with 3 goals but Oakleigh rallied and answered with 5 to finish 44 points up at the bell. Bromley led the goalkicking with 3, Dermot Cleary and Tim Scott added 2 each. Gary Bennet, Peter Holden and Lee Barrand were in Oakleigh’s best.

The Reserves battled hard but due to injuries found themselves a man short for most of the early game. Only 11 points adrift at half-time, the Krushers took the game up to the Bears in the third term but couldn’t buy a goal, adding 6 points for the quarter to the Bears 2 goals. More of the same in the last quarter put paid to any chance of a miracle and they succumbed by 34 points. Chris Lavery kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Ben Hogan, Adam Matthieson and Matt Wass in the best.

The U/19s hosted Beaumaris at Scammell Reserve and given a wake-up call as the Sharks proved to better at wet weather football than the young Krushers. The Oaks didn’t handle the conditions at all well and had their colours lowered for the second time this season. After having it fairly easy for some weeks now, the Oaks got a reminder that complacency is not an option if you want to bring the silverware home in September. Zac Pearce-Thomas led the goal-kicking with 2 and Michael Tate and Austin Deneys among the best. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Final Scores:

 Seniors: Oakleigh 14.12.96 v Banyule 8.4.52

Goals: Trevor Bromley 3, Dermot Cleary 2, Tim Scott 2, Lee Barrand, Gary Bennett, Mimo Demachki, Pat Ioannidis, Zac Thiessens
Best: Gary Bennett, Peter Holden, Lee Barrand, Chris Hogan, David Counihan, Jim Hunt

Reserves: Oakleigh 4.12.36 v Banyule 10.10.70

Goals: Chris Lavery 2, Jim Cleary, Lee Webster
Best: Ben Hogan, Adam Matthiesson, Matt Wass, Michael Klonaridis, Will Manning, Chris Lavery

Under 19s Oakleigh 6.7.43 v Beaumaris 10.14.74

Goals: Zac Pearce-Thomas 2, Austin Deneys, Chris Grant, Luke Pappon, Ben Still
Best: Michael Tate, Austin Deneys, Zac Pearce-Thomas, Zac Barrett, Chris Grant, Alex Seremelis

KRUSHERS IN BRAVE FIGHT

Round 12 Match Reviews

Seniors. After a week’s rest due the VAFAs annual representative games, normal fixtures resumed on Saturday with Oakleigh making the trek to Chelsworth Park for their round 12 meeting with Old Ivanhoe. After the previous rounds mauling of second placed Monash Blues, the Krushers were quietly confident of a good showing against fourth placed Old Ivanhoe and, whilst they didn’t win, they didn’t disappoint. Taking the game right up to their hosts, the Krushers fought hard to keep in touch and were unlucky not to be a lot closer at the finish. With drizzling rain making the conditions more slippery as the game wore on control became a key factor and Old Ivanhoe seemed to handle it a bit better than Oakleigh and eventually took the honours by 29 points. Trevor Bromley was brilliant up forward for Oakleigh booting 7 goals before a hamstring twinge sent him to the bench for the last quarter. Tom Golik, in his first senior game for the club, added 2 goals with James Chapple, in his 150th game, and Steve Buchanan, in his 50th, both among the best players.

Reserves.  The Reserves put up a gallant fight in the early game with a basic 18 men and an injured player on the bench and stayed with their more accomplished opponents for the first half before the weight of numbers and fitness took its toll and their efforts faded as Old Ivanhoe took control and ran away with the game winning by 71 points. Aaron Shaw kicked 2 goals and Mimo Dimachki booted the goal of the match with a bomb from the centre square. Stuart Wines, Luke Kioussis and Matt Wass were in Oakleigh’s best. 

Under 19s. The U/19s held court at Scammell Reserve against a depleted Ormond and smashed the visitors by 176 points. Aaron Cloke kicked a club record 22 goals in the demolition with Joed Cook and Luke Pappon adding 2 each. Right from first bounce the young Krushers took charge and were hardly challenged by their undermanned opposition finishing with a 10 goal final term. Austin Deneys, Tex Minchin, Ben Still and Chris Grant were in the Oaks best.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 16.11.107 lt Old Ivanhoe 21.10.136.

Goals: Trevor Bromley 7, Tommy Golik 2, Lee Barrand, Gary Bennett, Dermott Cleary, Chris Hogan, Andrew Murray, Tim Scott, Simon Way.

Best: Trevor Bromley, James Chapple, Pat DiSiervi, Lee Barrand, Aisea Valentini, Steve Buchanan.

Reserves: Oakleigh 7.7.49 lt Old Ivanhoe 19.6.120.

Goals: Aaron Shaw 2, Mimo Dimachki, Ben Hogan, Matt Wass, Matt White, Stuart Wines.

Best: Stuart Wines, Luke Kioussis, Matt Wass, Michael Klonaridis, Chris Lavery, Ben Hogan.

Under 19s: 32.20.212 def Ormond 5.6.36.

Goals: Aaron Cloke 22, Joed Cook 2, Luke Pappon 2, Jake Benoiton, Austin Deneys, Scott Murray, Alex Seremelis, Ben Still, Andrew Weymouth.

Best: Aaron Cloke, Austin Deneys, Luke Pappon, Tex Minchin, Ben Still, Chris Grant.

KRUSHERS GRAB RARE TRIPLE.

Round 11 Match Reviews

Oakleigh Amateurs celebrated a triple treat on Saturday as all three sides saluted in a great day for the club. The Seniors pulled off the Premier C division upset of the day beating Monash Blues at Scammell Reserve. Not given much chance of toppling the second placed Blues, the ninth placed Krushers defied the odds and outplayed their more fancied opponents for most of the game.

Starting well, the Oaks jumped the visitors banging on 4 goals before a couple of concentration errors let the Blues back to within 7 points at the first break. The second quarter was where Oakleigh really showed what they were about as they poured on the pressure and ran Monash ragged booting 6-7 to 1-3 and could have closed the game out by half-time had they kicked straight. The Krushers took a 41 point advantage into the long break and were full off confidence starting the third term where they left off.

However, they let the intensity relax a bit and Monash struck back late in the quarter to cut the deficit to 29 points. The Blues kept coming in the last and looked to be about to run over the Oaks when the home side steadied then hit back hard snuffing out the Monash challenge to run out 43 point victors and giving the faithful good reason to cheer. Trevor Bromley turned on a vintage display up forward booting 5 goals and having a hand in another three or four with Dermot Cleary, in a fine Captains game, Tim Scott and Steve Tolongs adding 3 each for Oakleigh. James Chapple and Pat Ioannidis also featured in the best.

In the early game, Oakleigh reserves got the ball rolling with a 6 goal to 1 first term which set them up well as the Blues worked hard getting themselves back into the match cutting the margin at every change. In a very even second half, the Oaks battled hard to keep the Blues at bay and in a nail-biting final term the Krusher defence worked overtime to see the Oaks hold on for a 2 point win. Mimo Dimachki booted 2 goals for Oakleigh with Stuart Wines, Chris Lavery and Jake Pappon among the best.

The U/19s travelled to Southern Rd. Oval for a date with nemesis St.Bedes Mentone and struggled with accuracy but still managed to overcome a feisty St.Bedes in a hard fought event. Despite their wayward kicking, the Krushers did enough to keep the Tigers out and came home with a 22 point win. Zac Pearce-Thomas and Austin Deneys both kicked 3 goals for Oakleigh with Jake Benoitton and Ben Still adding 2 each. Wilson Jones, Chris Pearson and Andrew Mase were among the Krushers best.

Finals Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 19-17-131 def Monash Blues 13-10-88.

Goals: T.Bromley 5, D.Cleary, T.Scott, S.Tolongs 3, G.Bennett, J.Hunt, A.Valentini 1. Best: T.Bromley, D.Cleary, J.Chapple, P.Ioannidis, P.Holden, P.DiSiervi, Valentini.

Reserves: Oakleigh 9-12-66 def Monash Blues 9-10-64.

Goals: M.Dimachki 2, T.Golik, M.Klonaridis, A.Mattheison, J.Pappon, A.Pound-Gow, Gonzalo Valenzuela, Ben Davis 1. Best: S.Wines, C.Lavery, J.Pappon, M.Dimachki, T.Golik, L.Kloussis.

U/19s: Oakleigh 12-17-89 def St.Bedes Mentone Tigers 10-7-67.

Goals: Z.Pearce-Thomas, A.Deneys 3, J.Benoitton, B.Still 2, C.Grant, A.Weymouth 1. Best: W.Jones, C.Pearson, A.Mase, Z.Pearce-Thomas, A.Deneys, C.Grant.

Footnote: Last triple win, Round 17 2012, Seniors 15.11-10 d Werribee 12.20-92, Reserves 11.9-75 d Werribee 8.13-61, Under 18’s 6.6-42 d Rupertswood 3.5-23.