Oakleigh have continued their good form with another successful triple header at Scammell Reserve on Saturday.
The U/19s kicked off the day with a local derby against Monash Blues and after leading by 11 points at the first change upped their work rate to go to the half-time interval with a 23 point advantage. After copping a spray from an unimpressed coach during the break, the young Krushers came out firing and proceeded to blow the Blues off the park slamming on 15-10 to Monash’s 3-1 in the second half to storm to 104 point victory. Jake Benoiton did considerable damage for Oakleigh booting 10 goals with James Grigoriou, Jake Lever and Anmol Malhotra chipping in with 2 goals each. Sahil Bhanwal, Sam Ciavarella and Chris Pearson were in the Krushers best.
Next up were the Reserves with Oakleigh taking on Old Camberwell. The visitors jumped early and had the Oaks in a spot of bother with 4 goals to one in the first term and a 20 point break at quarter time. However, the Krushers got going in the second with a 6 goal quarter to take a 5 point lead into the long break and continued to press hard in the third. Old Camberwell were doing themselves no favours in front of goal while the Oaks kept finding the target. Another 4 goals in the last quarter to the visitors 2 behinds saw Oakleigh victorious by 29 points. Dan Costigan kicked 4 goals for Oakleigh with Jack Hind adding 3, Michael Klonaridis, Dan Mercuri and Tom Golik were in the best for the Krushers.
The main event was played before a good crowd of past players and supporters celebrating the reunion of the 1984, 1994 and 2004 premiership sides and they were treated to a classy game of football and Josh Paola playing his 50th game. It was the Krushers who hit the ground running in this match with a 7 goal to 2 first term which set the pattern for the game. A 29 point lead at quarter-time became a 38 point lead at the main break as the Krusher defence stood firm and Aaron Cloke and Steve Tolongs up forward led Old Camberwell a merry dance. This continued for th third term and 52 points separated the two teams at the last change then Oakleigh seemed to nap as Old Camberwell launched a last ditch effort with 4-5 to Oakleighs 1-2 but their inaccuracy didn’t help their cause and although it was a gallant effort, the margin was too great and Oakleigh cruised home by 31 points. Aaron Cloke led the goal kicking for Oakleigh with 6 and Steve Tolongs added 4. Gary Bennett, Tim Scott and Dermot Cleary were some of the Krushers best.
Seniors: Oakleigh 16.8.104 def Old Camberwell 10.13.73
Goals: Aaron Cloke 6, Steve Tolongs 4, Liam Hard 2, Will Manning 2, Tim Scott, Aisea Valentini
Best: Gary Bennett, Aaron Cloke, Steve Tolongs, Tim Scott, Dermot Cleary, Pat Ioannidis
Reserves: Oakleigh 15.4.94 def Old Camberwell 9.11.65
Goals: Dan Costigan 4, Jack Hind 3, Tommy Golik 2, Rod Gonzalez 2, Adam Abel, Rob Mether, Aaron Paisley, Simon Way
Best: Michael Klonaridis, Jack Hind, Dan Costigan, Dan Mercuri, Tommy Golik, Jaryd Wines
U/19s: Oakleigh 21.19.145 def Monash Blues 6.5.41
Goals: Jake Benoiton 10, James Grigoriou 2, Jake Lever 2, Anmol Malhotra 2, Zac Barrett, Sahil Bhanwal, Sam Ciavarella, Luke Pappon, Andrew Weymouth
Best: Jake Benoiton, Sahil Bhanwal, Sam Ciavarella, Chris Pearson, Brodie Weymouth, Jake Lever