Oakleigh Cop Reality Check.

The VAFA Premier C season started in earnest on Saturday and Oakleigh, buoyed by a good pre-season and quietly confident, ventured to Victoria Park to face the 2015 D1 premiers and newly promoted Kew. Keen to make a statement, the Oaks leapt out of the blocks posting the first goal inside the opening minute and attacking relentlessly before Kew could settle and, had they been more accurate, may have gone to the first change more than a goal in front. With the match being played at a frantic pace, Kew found their feet and took second quarter honours going to the long break with a 6 point advantage.

It was after the break that the hosts took charge booting 5 goals to Oakleighs 2 and going into the last change with a 26 point lead. Any hope of a Krusher resurgence in the last were snuffed out as Kew ran away with the game kicking 6 goals as the Oaks struggled to keep up adding 2 and slumped to a 52 point loss. Aaron Cloke stood out up forward with 5 goals for Oakleigh with Shane Borland and Dermot Cleary among the best. Zac Barrett played his 50th game for the Krushers, while Trevor Bromley continues with breaking records with his 275th game in a Krusher guernsey.

In the early game, an inaccurate first half had the Krushers in trouble by the main change as a sharp Kew outfit ran the Oaks ragged to run out 91 point victors. Jack Van De Ven booted 2 goals for Oakleigh with Jim Hunt and Josh Revere among the best. Mason Ansell and Chris Grant played their 50th game for the Krushers.

The U/19s visited De La Salle at Waverley Oval and found themselves wanting as a strong home side showed the way. Brodie Weymouth, Sam Ciavarella and Kevin Baras worked hard for the Oaks.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 13.8.86 lt Kew 21.12.138

Goals: Aaron Cloke 5, Luke Andreatta, Gary Bennett, Trevor Bromley, Tim Doherty, Josh Paola, Tim Scott, Ben Still, Stuart Wines

Best: Shane Borland, Aaron Cloke, Dermot Cleary, Gary Bennett, Tim Michael, Luke Andreatta

Reserves: Oakleigh 4.7.31 lt Kew 18.14.122

Goals: Jack Van De Ven 2, Nathan Miller, Leroy Moeller

Best: Jack Van De Ven, James Hunt, Josh Revere, Chris Pearson, Andrew Murray, Adam Matthiesson

U19s: Oakleigh 4.10.36 lt De La Salle 17.11.113

Goals: Lucas Cloke, Justin McCarthy, Corey Moore, Jordan Peeler

Best: Brodie Weymouth, Sam Ciavarella, Kevin Baras, Corey Moore, Will Harris, Dylan Goodwill