Robbie Holden - 200 Games

Robbie Holden – 200 Games

Whatever slender mathematical chance Oakleigh may have had of making this seasons finals series dissipated in Saturdays VAFA Premier C fixture at Princes Park in Caulfield as Old Haileybury staked a major claim on fourth spot. Robbie Holden celebrating his 200th game, Oakleigh once again gave their opposition a start, this time it was 5 goals, and were forced to work harder to make up the difference. After going into the first change 32 points in arrears, the Krushers fought back to within 11 points at the long break. However, Old Haileybury hit back in the third term to take the lead back out to 29 points at the last change and then took charge of the match as the effort to overcome their sluggish star took it’s toll on the Oaks who eventually succumbed by 7 goals.

The reserves game was a tight contest for three quarters with 2 points separating the sides for the first two breaks and a solitary point being the difference going into the final term. Oakleigh battled hard to gain the upper hand then inexplicably lost their way as Old Haileybury piled on 8 goals to 1 to run away with a 46 point victory.

The U/19s had another big loss as they struggled to keep up with a rampant Old Haileybury in the curtain raiser. The home side proved far too strong for the young Krushers, finishing with a 114 point win.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 10-11-71 lt Old Haileybury 17-11-113.

Goals: A. Cloke 4, L.Hard 2, D.Cleary, P Di Servi, P.Ioannidis, J.Revere.
Best: G. Bennett, P. Di Siervi, L. Gillard, J. Davidson, A. Cloke, A. Murray.

Reserves: Oakleigh 8-6-54 lt Old Haileybury 15-10-100.

Goals: J. Benoiton 3, N. Miller, C. Mercuri, R. Gonzalez, B. Grizzell, A. Matthieson.
Best: C. Mercuri, J. Chapple, J. Hunt, B. Weymouth, C. Grant, G. Valenzuela.

U/19: Oakleigh 6-7-43 lt Old Haileybury 24-13-157.

Goals: A. Malhotra 2, M. Perrett, C. Moore, T. Corrie, L. Cloke.
Best: A. Malhotra, A. Malhotra, J. Robinson, H. Shea, S. Murray,
T. Corrie.