2nd Semi Final Match Review
Oakleigh Amateurs U/19s blew away St.Bedes Mentone in Saturdays VAFA U/19 South second semi final at Warrawee Park in Oakleigh. A 6 goal opening term put the Krushers on track as they kept the Tigers to 5 behinds and took a 31 point lead into the first change. The second quarter, however, proved a challenge for the Oaks who struggled with the breeze and remained goal-less for the term as St.Bedes closed the gap to 23 points at the long break.
After a bit of a bake from the coach at half-time the Oaks came out with a different attitude and after trading goals with the Tigers early Oakleigh slammed on 6 unanswered goals and went to the last change with a 10 goal advantage. A further 5 goals to the Tigers 1 in the last completed the rout and the final siren had the Krushers 85 points up and in the Grand Final. Aaron Cloke was again the major goal-kicker finishing with 7 with Ben Still adding 4. Michael Tate, Austin Deneys and Luke Pappon were just a few of Oakleigh’s best players.
Oakleigh 19-9-123 def St.Bedes Mentone 5-8-38.
Goals: Aaron Cloke 7, Ben Still 4, Zac Pearce-Thomas, Kyle Schmauder 2, Austin Deneys, Luke Pappon, Jake Lever, Jake Benoiton 1.
Best: Michael Tate, Aaron Cloke, Austin Deneys, Luke Pappon, Sam Ciavarella, Ben Still.