Unders shine, 3rds gallant, seniors and 2nds no good!

 

A further loss has compound life for the seniors, whilst we still sit 4th by 2 points we now have De La berthing down our neck.  De La has been in red hot form, which makes our recent draw with them all the more disappointing.  Blues smashed us on the weekend a really dented our %.  This round is massive not only for us away to Collegians, but for Collegians as well as they are facing relegation so it will be game on.  Positions 3-9 on the ladder are very closes so wins will be vital, equally losses telling.  With 2 rounds remaining we find ourselves with the chance of playing A grade finals for the first time as well as fighting to stay in A grade, mathematically we can still be relegated, that's how close it is.  NERVIOUS TIMES!  The ladder below best tells the story;

 

 

 

The 2nds played manfully but Blues were too good.  The 3rds battle hard in their elimination final out on Dunshea but the younger and faster SKOB’s were a bit too good.  Whilst the Unders did what they had to do and beat Old Camberwell and secured their finals spot.  This week’s game v Hampton will be telling as it could be a dress rehearsal of their 1st semi or a win would knock Hampton out and see Ormond secure 4th spot.

 

On the subject of the 3rds we must recognise and praise the commitment demonstrated by Ian England as coach and the support provided by Darren Elsner, Sam Hassett and Paul Gleddon.  The 3rds provided 70 plus boys a game of football this season, can you imagine the logistics in arranging that. Ocka and his team keep Telstra profitable on Fridays with the number of calls they made to get the team up.  We can be very proud of them all, no forfeits, some memorable wins, a few thrashings, getting Geoff Trumbell his 150 game and life membership.  So a finals game was just reward for the group.  I know Ian is immensely proud of his 3rds and the opportunities he has provided, we are indebted to Ian for his commitment and the way in which he and his support staff have represented the club.  Congratulations on a wonderful season.

 

We closed the door on Cookie’s Kitchen for 2015 with Mick Gayfer, have a read below of Cookies line up, he has done an amazing job, get ready for 2016.  The players had their traditional auction night in the club rooms last night.  Essentially they are encouraged to scrounge up as much stuff as possible; they then do a classic Panther auction with all proceeds going towards their end of season trip.  So if you are a player parent or maybe an employee and are missing some stuff chances are it’s been auctioned, so thanks for the donation!  Here is the master auctioneer, Rimo at work last night, do you recognise the guitar?  Think they rose all up in excess of $1500!

 

 


$5 grand in the hand reverse raffle is on this Sunday

 

Come and join us atthe Geebung from 1.00pm for a pleasant Sunday arvo as we do our annual reverse raffle, 300 tickets, one winner, $5000 takes all!  We will even have a few spare tickets for sale so join us for a parma and pot $20 special as well.

 

 

Cookies Kitchen closes for 2015


We closed the door on our home lunches last Saturday after being thoroughly entertained by Collingwood 1990 premiership player and Carey parent Mick Gayfer.  Cookie was in his element doing a bit of Mike on Mick.  The photos sum it up.

 

  

 

Michael has out done himself in 2015, entertainment us with special guests including Mike Sheahan, Tiff Cherry, Lindsay Gaze, Mick Gayfer, Peter Murnane, Meg Lanning, Cam Matthews and Michael Roach.  In fact it’s about time I published his top 50 over the past 5 years, an amazing list especially given all attended upon Cookie’s request and without being paid.

 

Adam Yze, Al Parton, Andrew Newbold, Andy Gowers, Angus Litherland, Cam Matthews, Chance Bateman, Corrie Perkin, Daniel Jackson, David Evans, David O’Halloran, David Parkin, David Wansbrough, Dean Anderson, Izacc Smith, Jack Jones, James Tompkins, Jason Burt, John Elliot, John Kennedy Senior, Ken Hands, Leon Rice, Lindsay Gaze, Mark Fine, Meg Lanning, Michael Roach, Michael Sholly, Mick Gayfer, Mike Fitzpatrick, Mike Sheahan, Paul Daffey, Peter Daicos, Peter Hudson, Peter Knights, Peter Moore, Peter Murnane, Peter Murphy, Peter Schiller, Phillip Grutzner, Robbie Flower, Robert DiPierdomenico, Russell Green, Russell Morris, Sam Mitchell, Smokey Dawson, Stephen Silk, Terry Wallace, Tiffany Cherry, Tim Costello and Trevor Rowe

 

And here some photos from the 3rds elimination final v SKOB’s on Dunshea last week, care of Lu Smith:

 

   
 


In case you missed out on our final scores from last week's Round 16, it was a  mixed bag leaving us with plenty of work still to do:

 

Seniors: OC 7/8/50 v Uni Blues 16/15/111

2nds: OC 5/11/41 v Uni Blues 24/12/156

3rds: OC 6/5/41 v SKOB’s 12/14/86

Unders: OC 16/4/100 v Old Camberwell 3/7/25


 


LAST WEEK'S SENIORS SHOUT OUT


Big thanks to the following that helped out last week at Bulleen with the seniors:

 

Timekeeper:  Sam Landgren

Interchange/Umpires Escort: Luke Crozier

Water Runners:  Matthew Tomlinson and Will Rozet, students at Carey Grammar.

 

If you are able to assist I know our TM’s would be most grateful so email Michael Sloan at michael.i.sloan@monash.edu

 

 

 

As mentioned it will be nervous times for the seniors in particular tomorrow so please make the effort and get the Harry Trott Oval on Albert Park Lake.  We could be making history with a win here with finals on the table, let’s not dwell on other scenarios, too much work has been do to let a chance like this slip.  

 

 

Regards 

 

Paul

 

Paul Newton, President, OCGFC

 

 

 GO PANTHERS!!

 

Round 17 and where will you find us?
Season over for our 3rds but seniors and 2nds still alive, away to Collegians at the Harry Trott. Unders last game before finals and take on fellow finalist Hampton Rovers at Carey Bulleen. Read More...

Last week's match reports
Round 16 done and dusted, have a read of what worked and what didn't............... Read More...

 

 

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