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.