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OAFC Womens Team Coach

Oakleigh Amateur Football Club has appointed Jamie Connellan has the Inaugural OAFC Women’s Team Coach for 2017.

He has coached the Under 19’s in 2007 and the Reserves in 2014 and was Reserves Captain in 2002 to 2004. The club is sure that Jamie will incorporate his wealth of football knowledge to ensure that the Womens Team play to their best ability. The club wishes Jamie and the Women the very best for season 2017.

We will also be seeking interested people to be involved with the OAFC team(s) in both On and Off Field support roles such as Team Managers, Sports Trainers, Property, Runners, …. 

If any of the support roles are for you, Please contact Football Operations, OAFC   Dan Hogan for further information.

Email:  mailto:dhog4735@bigpond.net.auor

Phone: 0409 946 277

KRUSHERS RELEGATED

Amateurs finished an unhappy season falling to minor premiers Caulfield Grammarians at Scammell Reserve on Saturday in the VAFA Premier C division final round. Despite their best efforts, the Oaks couldn’t keep up with the flag favourites after a bright start gave the Krushers a 4 point lead at the first change. The second quarter, however, was all Caulfield’s as they booted 8 goals the Oakleigh’s 1 and took a stranglehold on the match with a 35 point advantage at the long break.

A spirited third quarter by Oakleigh gave the faithful some hope of an upset cutting the lead to 24 points at the last change but the Fields managed to shake off a tenacious Oaks in the last quarter to win by 44 points. Aaron Cloke led the Oaks goal kicking booting 4 with Trevor Bromley adding 3 and Tim Scott chipping in with 2. Liam Gillard, Tim Doherty and Tom Nolan were among Oakleigh’s best players.

The reserves game started badly for Oakleigh who failed to score against the wind in the first term as Caulfield slammed on 7 goals. An improved second term saw Oakleigh boot 5 straight goals to the Fields 1 and go to the main change 28 points adrift. The second half, though, belonged to Caulfield as they booted 7-10 to the Oaks 2-2 to run out victors by 66 points.

Oakleigh finished the year in ninth place and are now consigned to D1 division next season and the task of rebuilding and returning to Premier C, hopefully in 2018.

Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 12-17-89 lt Caulfield Grammarians 19-19-133
Goals: A.Cloke 4, T.Bromley 3, T.Scott 2, D.Cleary, L.Cloke, T.Doherty 1.
Best: T.Scott, L.Gillard, T.Doherty, T.Nolan, C.Moore, L.Cloke.

Reserves: Oakleigh 7-2-44 lt Caulfield Grammarians 15-20-110
Goals:  J. Abela 2, S.Rodrigo 2, C.Pearson, Z.Thiessens, B.Weymouth 1.
Best: L.Pappon, C.Pearson, A.Murray, A.Weymouth, B.Weymouth, S.Johnstone.

KRUSHERS BOTTOM OUT.

Amateurs hit the bottom this week after losing a crucial game against local rivals Ormond at E.E.Gunn Reserve on Saturday in the VAFA Premier C penultimate round. A week after accounting for top Mazenod at home, the Krushers were quietly confident of victory and keeping their hopes of staying in C grade alive, however Ormond had other ideas and leapt out of the blocks booting 5 unanswered goals in the first 20 minutes before Oakleigh managed 3 late goals to go to the first break 18 points down. An improvement in the second term saw the Oaks claw their way back but an inability to convert up forward had them trailing by 5 points at the long break.

The third term proved an even contest with Ormond managing to hold on to a 6 point advantage at the last change. Oakleigh lifted again in the final term working their way to the front but couldn’t hold on to the lead as the ‘Monders rallied kicking the last 4 goals of the game to win by 24 points. Aaron Cloke led the Oaks goalkicking with 4 and Trevor Bromley added 2. Corey Moore, Zac Barrett and Tim Scott were in the best for Oakleigh.

The reserves battled hard but were no match for a superior Ormond in the early game. Oakleigh could manage only 1 goal to Ormonds 10 in the first half and, although they improved in the second half, they couldn’t stop the Monders who ran away to an 88 point victory.

The U/19s travelled to Garvey Oval to play Old Paradians and managed to take a 4 point lead into the main break but couldn’t manage a goal in the third term and faded in the last to go down by 19 points.

Scores:
Seniors: Oakleigh 10-14-74 lt Ormond 14-14-98
Goals: A.Cloke 4, T.Bromley 2, Z.Mousoulis, L.Moeller, D.Cleary, J.Revere
Best: C.Moore, Z.Barrett, T.Scott, A.Cloke, G.Bennett, D.Cleary.

Reserves: Oakleigh 5-10-40 lt Ormond 19-14-128.
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Under 19’s: Oakleigh 7-12-54 lt Old Paradians 10-13-73
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KRUSHERS GET THE NOD

Oakleigh Amateurs provided the upset of the round on Saturday with a fighting win over ladder leaders Mazenod at Scammell Reserve. Fighting to stave off relegation, the Krushers took the game right up to the raging favourites in the first term going to the change 8 points adrift but a 5 goal second term against the breeze gave the Oaks a 7 point advantage at the long break.

Their confidence boosted by a strong first half, the Krushers went on with the job in the third term kicking away the ‘Nodders to take a healthy 35 point lead into the last change and the trick now was to keep the flag favourites at bay. Oakleigh did just that in the final quarter with the Krusher defence rising to the occasion, repelling attack after attack from an increasingly desperate Mazenod as the Oaks tenaciously held on to their advantage to run out 5 goal victors in a highly entertaining game. Trevor Bromley was in vintage touch with 5 goals for Oakleigh with Aaron Cloke adding 3 before injury forced him from the field and Zac Mousoulis chipping in with 2. Liam Gillard, Josh Paola and, debutante, Corey Moore were just some of Oakleighs best players.

The reserves began brightly in the earlier game with a 5 goal to 1 opening term, however they lost momentum in the second as Mazenod kept them goalless and took the ascendency into the long break with a 5 point lead. The Krushers worked hard in the second half but slipped to a 17 point deficit at the last change. The Oaks threw everything into the last quarter closing the gap to 5 points but couldn’t quite finish it off and eventually went down by 17 points. Andrew Mase, Ben Still and Jake Benoiton each kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Jason Reynolds, Leroy Moeller and Luke Pappon were in the Oaks best.

The U/19s opened proceedings for the days football playing host to Aquinas.Sadly for the young Krushers, numbers were again down and, after a good first term taking a 9 point lead into the first break, found the going increasingly difficult to keep up with the visitors who took advantage of Oakleighs lack of numbers and went to the main change with a 10 point break after keeping the Oaks goalless in the second term. The Krushers never really recovered from that and, although they were never far behind, they couldn’t bridge the gap and finally succumbed by 19 points.

Final Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 14-13-97 def Mazenod 9-13-67

Goals: T.Bromley 5, A.Cloke 3, Z.Mousoulis 2, T.Scott, T.Doherty, J.Paola, J.Hunt 1.
Best: L.Gillard, T.Bromley, Z.Mousoulis, J.Paola, R.Holden, C.Moore.

Reserves: Oakleigh 10-3-63 lt Mazenod 12-8-86.
Goals: A.Mase, B.Still, J.Benoiton 2, J.Van Den Ven, N.Miller, L.Moeller, A.Matthieson 1.
Best: A.Mase, J.Reynolds, L.Moeller, L.Pappon, C.Pearson, J.Abela.

U/19s: Oakleigh 10-7-67 lt Aquinas 12-14-86.
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KRUSHERS CRASH AGAIN.

Oakleigh Amateurs slump continued on Saturday as a trip to Chelsworth Park to meet Old Ivanhoe turned into another nightmare. Struggling with numbers due to injuries and absenteeism, the Oaks unfortunate habit of starting badly hasn’t helped it’s cause and another bad start on Saturday cost the team any chance of making a game of it against the ‘Hoers. The Krushers had a terrible case of the fumbles that resulted in easy turnovers and helped keep them goalless in the first term, it wasn’t until midway through the second that they finally brought up 2 flags. In the meantime Old Ivanhoe piled on 11 goals and secured the 4 points early.

After the long break, the Oaks lifted and began to play to their potential but still fumbled at critical stages. A vastly improved second half was still not enough to make up for the dreadful first half and Old Ivanhoe finished 65 points up at the final bell. Trevor Bromley led the Oaks goal kicking with 3 and Tim Doherty added 2. Kevin Holden, Tim Scott and Pat Ioannidis were in Oakleigh’s best.

The reserves went into their game with barely enough players and, as expected, were no match for the home side although their commitment to the task was commendable. Things weren’t helped by a player being sent off twice, however, there was a bit off light relief during the final term when two players, one from each side, were yellow carded for an altercation and continued hostilities upon reaching the boundary line. This immediately attracted a crowd and there was much pushing and shoving and fraying of tempers until order was restored and the game continued to its all too predictable end. Chris Grant, Rob Holden and Ben Still all battled hard for the Krushers.

The U/19s played host to St.Johns at Scammell Reserve and with only 16 players had their work cut out to keep up with a determined and full strength JOCs. Despite their efforts they finished 35 points in arrears. Lucas Cloke and Dylan Goodwill shared goal scoring honours with 4 each and Rob Smith, Ed Standish and Craig O’Meara were among the best players for Oakleigh.

Final Scores: Seniors: Oakleigh 6.13.49 lt Old Ivanhoe 17.12.114
Goals: Trevor Bromley 3, Tim Doherty 2, Aaron Cloke
Best: Kevin Holden, Tim Scott, Pat Ioannidis, Dermot Cleary, Gary Bennett, Trevor Bromley

Reserves: Oakleigh 4.3.27 lt Old Ivanhoe 18.11.119
Goals: Josh Abela, Rod Gonzalez, Chris Grant, Ben Still
Best: Chris Grant, Rob Holden, Ben Still, Leroy Moeller, George Angelis, Zac Thiessens

U19s: Oakleigh 10.7.67 v St Johns 14.18.102
Goals: Lucas Cloke 4, Dylan Goodwill 4, Corey Moore, Will Harris
Best: Lucas Cloke, Rob Smith, Ed Standish, Craig O’Meara, Corey Moore, Dylan Goodwill

 

DIRTY DAY FOR OAKLEIGH

Saturday proved to be a dirty, dismal day for Oakleigh Amateurs as the three teams could only manage 11 goals between them with the U/19s contributing 7 of those. The seniors made the journey to Mt.Eliza to tackle Peninsula Old Boys were left embarrassed as the Pirates held them goalless until the final quarter in a 77 point thumping.

There were few highlights for Oakleigh until the final term when Ben Still and Trevor Bromley broke the goal drought. Peninsula are always dangerous at home and the Oaks were simply not good enough and have now slipped back closer to the relegation zone. Pat Ioannidis, Tim Doherty and Kevin Holden battled hard for Oakleigh.

The reserves suffered an even bigger loss in the early game, having no answers to a rampant Pirates losing by 114 points. Rod Gonzalez kicked Oakleigh’s 2 goals with Kevin Harris, Josh Abela and Scott Johnstone among the best.

The U/19s paid St.Bedes/Mentone a visit and had their bubble burst by 10 goals and they too struggled to keep pace with their opponents. Goals were shared among 7 players with Craig O’Meara, Corey Moore and Lucas Cloke among the best.

Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 2.8.20 v Peninsula 14.13.97
Goals: Trevor Bromley, Ben Still
Best: Pat Ioannidis, Tim Doherty, Kevin Holden, Zac Bennett, Trevor Bromley, Chris Mercuri

Reserves: Oakleigh 2.3.15 v Peninsula 18.21.129
Goals: Rod Gonzalez 2
Best: Kevin Harris, Josh Abela, Scott Johnstone, Rod Gonzalez, Manny Catalla, George Angelis

U19s: Oakleigh 7.13.55 v St Bedes 17.13.115
Goals: Lucas Cloke, Dylan Goodwill, Corey Moore, Anmol Malhotra, Craig O’Meara, Rob Smith, Brodie Weymouth
Best: Craig O’Meara, Corey Moore, Lucas Cloke, Hayden Everett, Jake Ford, Ryan Powell

 

KRUSHERS DISAPPOINTING

Oakleigh Amateurs had a great opportunity to create some space between themselves and the dreaded “Relegation Zone” on Saturday at Scammell Reserve when they played host to bottom side Old Camberwell, sadly that opportunity went begging as the Krushers had rings run around them for three and a half quarters by an enthusiastic Old Camberwell side intent on getting off the bottom. It would seem that having a week’s break does not do the Oaks any good as for the second time this season they’ve failed to fire after a bye. Oakleigh were left rueing a dismal first term after a last ditch offensive fell 6 points short at the final siren. The Wellers leapt out of the blocks with a 5 goal first term as Oakleigh struggled to find any rhythm or system and, for that matter, the goals. A 20 point quarter time difference became a 29 point half time difference as Old Camberwell continued to dominate, particularly through the middle.

Had the Wellers kicked truly during the third term the game may well have been over at the final change but a 3-7 return to Oakleigh’s 3-3 had the Krushers 33 points down going into the last quarter. With Old Camberwell opening up a 7 goal lead early in the last, it looked grim for the Oaks but a late resurgence saw Oakleigh close within a goal before the bell. Why it took that long to finally take some control in the match remains a mystery but it did give the Krusher faithful a brief glimmer of hope. Gary Bennett and Aaron Cloke led the goal kicking for Oakleigh with 3 each, Tim Doherty and Trevor Bromley added 2 each and Chris Mercuri, Liam Gillard and Pat Ioannidis were among the best players.

The reserves game was a close affair with the lead changing countless times but ultimately was heart breaking for Oakleigh who faltered in the dying minutes to let Old Camberwell snatch a 7 point win. The Oaks held sway by 11 points at quarter time, the Wellers by 3 points at half time, Oakleigh by 8 points at three quarter time so the last term was going to be a tough slog which saw Old Camberwell prevail. Jake Benoiton kicked 5 goals for the Oaks with Leroy Moeller, Adam Mathieson and Andrew Weymouth among the best.

The early game had the U/19s playing host to Old Paradians in what turned out to be a rather bad day for the visitors. The young Krushers took full advantage of an undermanned opposition and went on a goal kicking rampage booting 7 in thefirst, 9 in the second, 5 in the third and another 9 in the last allowing Old Paradians only 1 goal in the first term. The Oaks had 12 goal kickers with Dylan Goodwill and Ed Standish booting 5 each and Corey Moore, Hayden Everett and Brodie Weymouth adding 3 each. Hayden Everett, Lucas Cloke and Kevin Baras were among the best players.

Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 12.12.84 lt Old Camb 12.18.90
Goals: Gary Bennett 3, Aaron Cloke 3, Tim Doherty 2, Trevor Bromley 2, Pat Di Siervi, Tim Scott
Best: Tim Doherty, Chris Mercuri, Liam Gillard, Gary Bennett, Pat Ioannidis, Aaron Cloke

Reserves: Oakleigh 10.4.64 lt Old Camb 10.11.71
Goals: Jake Benoiton 5, Rod Gonzalez, Kevin Harris, Leroy Moeller, Matt Pearson, Brodie Weymouth
Best: Leroy Moeller, Adam Mathieson, Jake Benoiton, Andrew Weymouth, Jack Van De Ven, Corey Moore

U19s: Oakleigh 30.24.204 def Old Paradians 1.2.8
Goals: Dylan Goodwill 5, Ed Standish 5, Hayden Everett 3, Corey Moore 3, Brodie Weymouth 3, Kevin Baras, Lachlan Dalton, Mina Farid, Anmol Malhotra, Jordan Peeler, Ryan Powell, Robert Smith
Best: Hayden Everett, Lucas Cloke, Kevin Baras, Corey Moore, Ed Standish, Dylan Goodwill

 

KRUSHERS BOUNCE BACK

Oakleigh put the disappointment of the last two weeks behind them as they took on Kew at Scammell Reserve on Saturday. Still struggling with player numbers the Oaks were, nevertheless, determined to put some space between themselves and the relegation zone and this was obvious early as the Krushers booted the first 4 goals before Kew could answer. The Bears rallied with 3 goals in reply but the Oaks went to the first break with a 14 point lead. Kew continued their fightback in the second term but Oakleigh settled and a late goal before the half-time bell had them 10 points up at the long break.

Oakleigh took control of the game in the third quarter running the Bear defence ragged booting 6 goals to Kew’s 1 and took a 39 point lead into the final change. A further 3 goals to 2 in the last term had Oakleigh 48 points up at the final bell. Aaron Cloke was dominant up forward for Oakleigh kicking 7 goals with Tim Doherty and Zac Mousoulis adding 3 each. Trevor Bromley, Liam Gillard and Jack Davidson were among Oakleighs best.

The reserves game proved a one-sided affair as an undermanned Oakleigh, which featured 6 U/19s players fresh from their own game, struggled to keep up with a superior Kew outfit. Despite their efforts, the Oaks were no match for the Bears and were humbled by 104 points. Jake Benoiton booted 4 goals for Oakleigh with Leroy Moellor, Jack Van De Ven and Pat Di Siervi were in the Oaks best.

The early game saw the Krushers U/19s take on Mazenod and also bounce back with a win despite their own woes with player numbers. A 4 goal to 1 first term set the young Krushers on the way and they went from strength to strength as the game progressed before the final siren had them 40 point victors. Anmol Malhotra and Lucas Cloke kicked 3 goals each for Oakleigh with Brodie Weymouth and Corey Moore adding 2 each. Kevin Baras, Jake Ford and Koby Sikorski were among the young Krushers best.

Scores:

Seniors: Oakleigh 16.13.109 def Kew 9.7.61
Goals: Aaron Cloke 7, Tim Doherty 3, Zac Mousoulis 3, Gary Bennett, Clinton Pinney, Tim Scott
Best: Trevor Bromley, Liam Gillard, Jack Davidson, Dermot Cleary, Aaron Cloke, Tim Doherty

Reserves: Oakleigh 6.5.41 lt Kew 22.13.145
Goals: Jake Benoiton 4, Josh Abela, Brodie Weymouth
Best: Leroy Moeller, Jake Benoiton, Jack Van De Ven, Pat Di Siervi, Matt Pearson, Andrew Weymouth

U19s 13.12.90 def Mazenod 7.8.50
Goals: Anmol Malhotra 3, Lucas Cloke 3, Brodie Weymouth 2, Corey Moore 2, Chris Galanos, Dylan Goodwill, Ed Standish
Best: Kevin Baras, Jake Ford, Koby Sikorski, Anmol Malhotra, Dylan Goodwill, Craig O’Meara

KRUSHERS WOES CONTINUE

Oakleigh’s struggles continued on Saturday as player shortages took their toll and the Marcellin hoodoo continued to haunt the Krushers. The vast expanses of the Marcellin school main oval have been an unhappy place for Oakleigh in recent years and the trend continued in their VAFA Premier C round 11 match. After a bright opening booting the first 3 goals, the Oaks could manage only three more goals to the Eagles 11 to trail by 34 points at three-quarter-time.

The Krushers game got a bad case of the wobbles as they fumbled and stumbled through the second and third terms turning the ball over with monotonous regularity. An improvement in the final quarter wasn’t enough as Oakleigh couldn’t string successive goals together as Marcellin answered every forward thrust and eventually triumphed by 33 points. Trevor Bromley, Aaron Cloke, Tim Scott and Stuart Wines each kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Tom Nolan, Luke Andreatta and Steve Buchanan in the best.

The reserves, with the bare 18 players, had no answer to Marcellin and, despite a game effort, were soundly thrashed by 73 points. Adam Matthieson, Pat Di Siervi and Nathan Miller worked hard for Oakleigh.

The U/19s also had a day to forget as they were forced to take the field with only 16 players to tackle MHSOB down at the riverside and proved no match for their hosts losing by 118 points. Kevin Baras, Brodie Weymouth and Corey Moore battled hard for Oakleigh.

Final Scores:
Seniors: Oakleigh 10.10.70 lt Marcellin 15.13.103
Goals: Trevor Bromley 2, Aaron Cloke 2, Tim Scott 2, Stuart Wines 2, Tim Doherty, Gary Bennett
Best: Tom Nolan, Luke Andreatta, Steve Buchanan, Aaron Cloke, Gary Bennett, Stuart Wines

Reserves: Oakleigh 5.3.33 lt Marcellin 17.16.106
Goals: Jake Benoiton, Kevin Harris, Ryan Henderson, Adam Matthiesson, Zac Thiessens
Best: Adam Matthieson, Pat Di Siervi, Nathan Miller, Andrew Weymouth, Paul Nikakis, Kevin Harris

U19s: Oakleigh 3.3.21 lt MHSOB 21.13.139
Goals: Dylan Goodwill, Anmol Malhotra, Robin Smith
Best: Kevin Baras, Brodie Weymouth, Corey Moore, Jordan Peeler, Mina Farid, Callum Gillard

 

KRUSHERS CRASH

After rounding off the first half of the season with two very good wins, the Krushers crashed back to earth on Saturday against Williamstown at a soggy Fearon Reserve. A shocker of a first half by Oakleigh effectively gifted Williamstown the match as Oakleigh failed to score a goal before the half-time interval whilst Williamstown ran the Oaks ragged booting 10-10 to Oakleighs meagre 4 behinds.

The Oaks did improve in the third term booting 3 goals to match their hosts return for the quarter and then outplayed the CYMS in the last quarter kicking 6 goals to 2 to cut the final margin to 40 points. Tim Scott and Stuart Wines led the goal kicking for Oakleigh with 3 each, Gary Bennett, Dermot Cleary and Pat Ioannidis were in the best players.

In the early game, the Krushers tried hard but couldn’t keep pace with Williamstown who led at every change gradually extending their lead to finish 41 points ahead of a game Oakleigh. Josh Abela booted 3 goals for Oakleigh with Jake Benoiton adding 2, Clint Pinney, Luke Pappon and Zac Thiessens were in the Krushers best.

The U/19s travelled to the vast expanses of Latrobe Uni and struggled again due to a lack of numbers but still fought the game out failing by 37 points at games end. Brodie Weymouth kicked 3 goals for Oakleigh with Lucas Cloke adding 2, Jake Ford, Corey Moore and Mina Farid were in the best players.

Scores:
Seniors: Oakleigh 9.10.64 lt Williamstown CYMS 15.14.104
Goals: Tim Scott 3, Stuart Wines 3, Trevor Bromley, Tim Doherty, Zac Mousoulis
Best: Gary Bennett, Dermot Cleary, Pat Ioannidis, Liam Gillard, Nick Seel, Tim Scott
Reserves: Oakleigh 8.10.58 lt Williamstown CYMS 14.15.99
Goals: Josh Abela 3, Jake Benoiton 2, George Angelis, Luke Pappon, Matt Pearson
Best: Clinton Pinney, Luke Pappon, Josh Abela, Zac Thiessens, Shehan Rodrigo, Jake Benoiton
U19s: Oakeigh 8.4.52 lt La Trobe Uni 13.11.89
Goals: Brodie Weymouth 3, Lucas Cloke 2, Dylan Goodwill, Corey Moore, James Robinson
Best: Jake Ford, Corey Moore, Mina Farid, Hayden Everett, Kevin Baras, Brodie Weymouth