Oakleigh returned to the winners list on Saturday with a strong performance against PEGS at Scammell Reserve following three weeks of disappointment. Things weren’t looking good for the Oaks early in the piece as PEGS booted truly to return 5 straight goals to Oakleighs 3-3 at the first break. Another 2 goals to the visitors early in the second term had the Krusher faithful fearing all manner of bad things until a minor score by PEGS appeared to trigger a run of goals by Oakleigh. The Krushers booted 7 straight goals before PEGS pulled one back just before the long break to trail by 13 points.
The third quarter became an arm wrestle with neither side able to trouble the scorers before Oakleigh broke the deadlock and increased their lead to 28 points at the final change. The Krushers took control in the last quarter booting 7 goals to PEGS 2 and finished the match 59 points up. Trevor Bromley led the goal kicking for Oakleigh with 7 with Aaron Cloke booting 5 and Liam Hard and Dermot Cleary kicking 3 each. Jack Davidson, Stuart Wines and Leroy Moeller were among Oakleighs best.
The reserves found the going tough against the second placed PEGS and struggled to keep in touch despite battling hard all game, eventually slipping to a 32 point defeat. Chris Mercuri kicked 2 goals for Oakleigh with Adam Matthieson, Chris Grant and Stefan Harris among the best players.
The U/19s were simply no match for St.Kevins in the early game and were swept aside by a superior opponent to lose by 145 points. No match details were available.
Seniors: Oakleigh 20.9-129 def PEGS 11.4-70.
Goals: T.Bromley 7, A.Cloke 5, L.Hard, D.Cleary 3, P.Ioannidis, T.Scott 1.
Best Players: J. Davidson, S. Wines, L. Moeller, T. Bromley, M. Wass, T. Scott.
Reserves: Oakleigh 5.9-39 lt PEGS 10.11-71.
Goals: C.Mercuri 2, B.Grizzel, G.Angelis, R.Gonzales 1.
Best Players: C.Mercuri, A.Mattieson, T.Michael, S.Harris, C.Grant, N.Miller.
U/19s: Oakleigh 2.2-14 lt St.Kevins Old Boys 22.27-159.