A fast finishing Old Camberwell almost snatched the game from Oakleigh with an 8 goal final term in the VAFA Premier C division round 9 clash at Scammell Reserve on Saturday. After a dominant first half where they kept the OCs to only 1 goal, Oakleigh kept the momentum going but were let down with in accuracy in front of goal adding 4-5 to the OCs 3 goals to take a 35 point lead into the final quarter. After the final break, Old Camberwell ramped it up and caught the Krushers flat footed as they stormed the Oakleigh defence booting 8-7 to snatch a slender lead late in the term before Oakleigh countered with 2 goals to retain the lead before finally holding on for a 5 point victory. Needing one goal to reach the 600 career goal milestone, Oakleigh’s Trevor Bromley went on to kick 7 for the game with Aaron Cloke adding 3. Stuart Wines, Shaun Briggs and Liam Gillard were in Oakleighs best.
In the early game, Jim Hunt and Adam Matthieson playing their 100 the game, Oakleigh clung to a one goal advantage at the long break after a 5 goal to 3 second term turned around the one goal deficit at the first change. The Krushers attacked relentlessly in the third term but couldn’t convert on the scoreboard and Old Camberwell took advantage taking a 7 point lead into the final change. Although the Oaks tried hard in the last quarter they couldn’t close the gap and eventually lost by 8 points. Jim Hunt and Nathan Miller both kicked 3 goals for Oakleigh with Josh Revere, Milo Glum and Manny Catalla in the best players.
In the Under 19s section 4 game at Gerry Green Reserve Oakleigh faded after a good first half had them trailing by 11 points at the main break. Parkdale proved too strong for Oakleigh in the third term keeping the Oaks goalless before a 7 goal to 2 last quarter put the Vultures 64 points up at the final siren. Anmol Malhotra booted 4 goals for Oakleigh with Corey Moore, Luke Pappon and Alex Swan among Oakleigh’s best.
Seniors: Oakleigh 14.15.99 def Old Camb 12.22.94.
Goals: Trevor Bromley 7. Aaron Cloke 3, Gary Bennett, Pat Di Siervi, Shaun Briggs, Stuart Wines.
Best: Trevor Bromley, Stuart Wines, Shaun Briggs, Liam Gillard, Andrew Murray, Pat Ioannidis.
Reserves: Oakleigh 13.6.84 lt Old Camb 14.8.92.
Goals: Jim Hunt 3, Nathan Miller 3, Jake Benoiton, Aaron Binns, Stefan Harris, Adam Matthieson, Aaron Paisley, Josh Revere, Jack Van De Ven.
Best: Jim Hunt, Josh Revere, Milo Glum, Manny Catalla, Michael Klonaridis, Nathan Miller.
U19s: Oakleigh 9.8.62 lt Parkdale 18.18.126.
Goals: Anmol Malhotra 4, Lucas Cloke, Nick Di Cioccio, Nathan Fredericks, Ryan Henderson, Corey Moore.
Best: Anmol Malhotra, Corey Moore, Luke Pappon, Alex Swan, Lucas Cloke, Ryan Henderson.