KRUSHERS BAG A TRIPLE

Oakleigh played host to a triple header at the Krusherdome at Scammell Reserve on Saturday and celebrated with a nice three from three with all sides saluting.

The U/19s opened the days proceedings by welcoming Peninsula to the ‘Dome, they then proceeded to demolish a game, but undermanned Pirates outfit by 65 points. James Grigoriou was dangerous up forward for Oakleigh booting 5 goals with Tim Michael adding 3, Ryan Henderson, Sam Ciavarella and Tom Nolan were among Oakleighs best.

The reserves were up next and Oakleigh jumped out of the blocks with 5 goals before their guests, Ormond, could get out of first gear. Ormond hit back with 2 goals before the first change to trail by 17 points. The game was fairly even from quarter time on with the Oaks maintaining a 3 goal lead until the final term when Ormond came out with all guns blazing and slammed on 5 unanswered goals to hit the front late in the last term. The Krushers were rattled and under enormous pressure but managed to compose themselves enough to grab 2 goals back and hold on to a 1 point lead at the bell. Adam Matthiesson with Lee Barrand adding 3 while Matt Wass, Zac Thiessens and Chris Lavery were in the Krushers best.

The seniors took centre stage next and in scenes reminiscent of the previous game, had 5 goals on the board before Ormond could settle and kick 2 before the quarter time siren. Any similarities between the two games ended there as Oakleigh stamped their authority on the game booting 4-5 to 1-2 in the second term to take a 39 point lead to the long break. The carnage continued after half-time with Oakleigh running rampant adding another 5 goals to Ormonds 2 behinds and effectively ending the contest with a 71 point three quarter time lead. There was no easing up in the last for Oakleigh as they booted another 4 goals with the visitors managing 1 when the siren ended proceedings with Oakleigh 92 points in front. Liam Hard led the goal kicking with 5 and Aaron Cloke added 4 with Will Manning and Josh Revere chipping in with 2 each. Luke Andreatta, Gary Bennett and Nick Seel were in the Krushers best.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 18-14-122 defeated Ormond 4-6-30

Goals: Liam Hard 5, Aaron Cloke 4, Will Manning 2, Josh Revere 2, Dermot Cleary, Pat Ioannidis, Josh Paola, Tim Scott, Steve Tolongs
Best: Luke Andreatta, Liam Hard, Gary Bennett, Nick Seel, Keith Paisley, Aaron Cloke

Reserves: Oakleigh 11-8-74 defeated Ormond 11-7-73

Goals: Adam Matthiesson 4, Lee Barrand 3, Adam Abel, Tom Golik, Luke Moeller, Rob Mether
Best: Matt Wass, Zac Thiessens, Chris Lavery, Lee Barrand, Daniel Mercuri, Adam Matthiesson

Under 19’s: Oakleigh 17-17-119 defeated Peninsula 8-6-54

Goals: Grigoriou 5, Michael 3, Benoiton, Bhanwal, Cook, Davidson, Henderson, Lever, Malhotra, Malhotra, Pappon
Best: Henderson, Ciavarella, Nolan, Michael, Pappon, Grigoriou