Oakleigh continued to show improved form on Saturday playing host to Brunswick NOBSPC at Scammell Reserve in the VAFA Division 1 4th round. The Oaks started strongly with a 4 goal to 2 first term taking a 14 point lead into the second quarter where they took control of the game booting another 4 goals and keeping the visitors to 3 behinds and going into the long break with a 39 point advantage. The NOBS rallied in the third term but inaccuracy proved a curse with a 5-7 return as Oakleigh kept pace kicking 5-1 and keeping a 33 point lead into the last change. Another high scoring quarter in the last saw the Krushers pile on 6 goals to the NOBS 5 and run out victors by 38 points. Trevor Bromley led the Oaks goal kicking with 5 as Aaron Cloke and Tim Scott added 3 each. Gary Bennett, Shane Borland and Jon Rutter were some of the Krushers best.

The early game saw the Oaks bounce back from the previous week’s loss with a good win over B Brunswick NOBSPC. A strong opening term had the Oaks 9 points up at the first change increasing to 17 points at the main break with another 4 goals to the visitors 3 in the second term. Brunswick proved to be their own worst enemy in front of goal in the third quarter booting 1-8 as Oakleigh kicked truly with 6 straight and went to the last change with a 39 point lead. A fight back by the visitors in the last quarter closed the gap to 26 points before time ran out. Josh Abela was the Krushers top goalkicker with 4, Nathan Miller, Jaryd Wines and Zac Mousoulis added 2 each. Mark Bennett, Zack Kennedy and Michael Tate were in Oakleigh’s best.

The U/19s made the long trek to Altona Green Reserve to take on Williamstown CYMS and came back smiling after rolling the CYMS by 35 points. A good opening quarter had the Oaks 23 points up at the first break and on a roll as they increased the advantage to 34 points at the long break. A scoreless third term didn’t help the CYMS cause as the Krushers jumped out to a 49 point lead at the last change but the Oaks took their foot off the pedal in the last and Williamstown fought back to cut the deficit in the last but the Oaks proved too strong. Chris Galanos and Dylan Goodwill led the goal kicking with 3 each, Harry Bootjes chipped in with 2 and Jacob Pearce, Mitchell Powell and Justin McCarthy were among the Oaks best.

The women’s team took on Collegians in the first round of the Development Division 2 competition and, unfortunately, found themselves a bit outclassed on the day as Collegians ran out 50 point victors. Marnie Guerin and Stephanie Wood both kicked goals for Oakleigh with Casey Morris, Shannen Bethune and Adreienne Ringin among the best players for Oakleigh.

Final Scores: Seniors: Oakleigh 19.11.125 def Brunswick NOBS 12.15.87
Goals: Trevor Bromley 5, Aaron Cloke 3, Tim Scott 3, Corey Moore 2, Gary Bennett 2, Shane Borland, Jim Hunt, Tom Nolan, Jon Rutter
Best: Gary Bennett, Shane Borland, Jon Rutter, Corey Moore, Pat Ioannidis, Luke Pappon

Reserves: Oakleigh 15.5.95 def Brunswick NOBS 9.15.69
Goals: Josh Abela 4, Nathan Miller 2, Jaryd Wines 2, Zac Mousoulis 2, Rod Gonzalez, Ash Kitts, Jake Pappon, Brodie Weymouth, Chris Grant
Best: Zac Mousoulis, Mark Bennett, Zack Kennedy, Michael Tate, Jake Pappon, Josh Abela

U19s: Oakleigh 10.12.72 def Williamstown CYMS 5.7.37
Goals: Chris Galanos 3, Dylan Goodwill 3, Harry Bootjes 2, Lucas Cloke, Mitchell Powell
Best: Jacob Pearce, Chris Galanos, Dylan Goodwill, Mitchell Powell, Harry Bootjes, Justin McCarthy

Womens: Oakleigh 2.4.16 lt Collegians 10.6.66
Goals: Marnie Guerin, Stephanie Wood
Best: Casey Morris, Stephanie Wood, Shannen Bethune, Adrienne Ringin, Jessica Byrne, Marnie Guerin