Oakleigh made it two in a row on Saturday winning the local derby against Ormond in a sodden slog at Scammell Reserve in the VAFA Premier C ninth round. Buoyed by a great win the previous week, the Krushers were quietly confident for this game and showed their intentions early with a couple of quick goals before the Monds could get moving. The wet conditions weren’t helping with some ordinary disposal marring some good football but the Oaks were doing it better and went to the first break with a 1 goal advantage. Oakleigh took control of the second term with some strong defensive work and rebounding pushing the lead out to 22 points at the main break although inaccuracy cost them a bigger lead.
A week is a long time in football it’s been said and Saturday proved this. Last week Oakleigh blew Old Ivanhoe away in the third term but this week Ormond took the front running and the Krushers struggled until a late goal gave them a 9 point lead at the last change. In the last quarter the Oakleigh defence again stood tall keeping Ormond to a single behind as the Oaks added 3-4 to finish with a 30 point victory and a leap up to seventh on the ladder. Aaron Cloke was again the Krushers leading goal kicker with 4 and Trevor Bromley added 2. Dermot Cleary, Liam Gillard and Tim Doherty were some of Oakleighs best.
In the reserves game, Oakleigh came up against the undefeated ladder leaders in Ormond and started very well going into the first break only 2 points down. The second quarter was a goal less slog for the most part until Ormond managed to get through a dogged Oakleigh defence for two goals before the break and opened up a 12 point lead. After half time the visitors took control of the match and though the Oaks battled hard, they couldn’t match Ormond and slipped to a 62 point defeat. Steve Buchanan booted 2 goals for Oakleigh with Andrew Murray, Chris Grant and Andrew Mase among the best.
The U/19s opened up the day’s events at the Krusherdome taking on second placed Parkside and, after a goal less first term, worked their way back to within 8 points at the long break. After half time Parkside took advantage of an injury depleted Krushers and proved too good at games end winning by 57 points. Kevin Baras, Hayden Everett and Corey Moore were in the young Krushers best.
Seniors: Oakleigh 10.17.77 def Ormond 6.11.47
Goals: Aaron Cloke 4, Trevor Bromley 2, Jack Davidson, Tim Doherty, Pat Ioannidis, Ben Still
Best: Dermot Cleary, Liam Gillard, Tim Doherty, Tom Nolan, Gary Bennett, Aaron Cloke
Reserves: Oakleigh 4.8.32 lt Ormond 14.11.94
Goals: Steve Buchanan 2, Ryan Henderson, Zac Thiessens
Best: Andrew Murray, Chris Grant, Andrew Mase, Luke Pappon, Alex Seremelis, Jack Van De Ven
U19s: Oakleigh 4.7.31 lt Parkside 12.16.88
Goals: Lucas Cloke, Dylan Goodwill, Anmol Malhotra, Corey Moore
Best: Kevin Baras, Hayden Everett, Corey Moore, Anmol Malhotra, Dylan Goodwill, James Robinson