Oakleigh’s young Krushers crashed out of the U/19s South finals series after having their colours emphatically lowered for the second week in a row. Taking on Hampton Rovers at Meade Reserve in Clayton, the Oaks started well enough although a bit of inaccuracy saw them trail by 3 points at the first change. Changing up a gear in the second term, the Krushers got some run going and slammed on three goals to open up a 14 point lead when the Rovers hit back keeping all the play in their own forward half with only their inability to kick goals keeping Oakleigh 8 points up at the long break.
After half-time Hampton took over, piling on the pressure and the goals as Oakleigh’s game collapsed and they were kept goal-less for the second half while the Rovers added 10 to run away with a 61 point victory and a date with Ormond in the grand final. Jake Benoiton kicked Oakleigh’s 4 goals and Joed Cook playing his 50th game, Jake Lever and Alex Seremelis tried hard for Oakleigh.
Oakleigh 4.8.32 lt Hampton Rovers 13.15.93
Goals: Jake Benoiton 4.
Best: Joed Cook, Jake Lever, Alex Seremelis. Sam Ciavarella, Luke Pappon, Jake Benoiton