Good start back after the break, 3 wins from 4



It was great to get back into football last weekend, in particular back to Bulleen and some half decent weather.  All the better after 3 excellent wins, seniors, 3rds and Unders.  Sadly the 2nds did everything right except win, another tough game for Wags, Derm and the boys.  The seniors avenged the R1 draw with Beaumaris putting the result beyond doubt by half time, 14 goals to 2.  Frustratingly the 2nd half didn’t play out the same as Beauy put numbers behind the ball making our forward line very congested and difficult to score from.  Credit to Beauy for stopping the goal feast, we still managed some 4th quarter goals to register a very comfortable win.  It was reminiscent in reverse of our late season 2013 loss at Beauy when we were cooked and on our way back to premier B.  Fittingly Sam Cust played another quality game for us before heading off to South America for the remainder of the season.  Sam has been a real asset and will be missed, his pace, use of the ball and goal sense will be hard to cover.  We look forward to his return for 2016.  Now with 6 rounds left we face a mini season to see who will play finals, sure our Seniors are currently in 3rd spot 6 points clear of Xavs in 4th but there are some difficult games to follow, starting with De La this week.  De La have won their last 3 games and now move above Scotch and sit 8th on the ladder.  We need to play with the same intensity as we did in the R4 clash and finish strong, De La can’t be underestimated.


With several players back from injury the 2nds will field a much stronger team and are a real chance v De La this week, would be nice to avenge the R4 thrashing at Dairy Bell.  3rds have a tough challenge, hosting ladder leaders Xavs.  Matters made worse by a number on unavailables.  The Unders play Williamstown CYMS, its 2md v 3rd in another thrilling encounter.  Taz will demand disciplined hard running play for the Unders, last time we played Williamstown things got a bit out of hand.  For those that didn’t know the result from last week Round 12:

Seniors: OC 17/10/112 v Beaumaris 3/7/25

2nds: OC 10/6/66 v Beaumaris 11/8/74

3rds: OC 15/24/114 v Mazenod 6/8/44

Unders: OC 18/11/119 v Old Xavs 2/11/23


And here some photos from the seniors game v Beaumaris last week, care of Lu Smith:










This is an interesting stat and may well go some of the way to understanding in part the solid season the seniors had have so far.  Apart for Jarrod Reid’s season ending knee injury and a few too many hamstring tears we haven’t had to endure a lot of long term injuries so far and this has allowed the coaches to work with a relatively settled squad.  Currently we have Will Walker away till next week and have now lost Sam Cust to overseas along with Lach McQueen Miscamble for the remainder of the season.  Some other teams have used far more players.  For the record here is a list of players that have played seniors for us in 2015 so far:


1              Steven Freemantle

2              Tim Smith

3              Ben Smithwick

4              Jacob Murphy

5              Joel Rice

6              James Rimington

7              Ryan Bongetti

8              Julian Rowe

9              James Gaff

10            Freddie Cator

11            Dimitri Dimakopoulos

12            Sam Cust

13            James Courtot

14            Lachlan Macleod

15            Jarrod Reid

17            Col Crowther

19            Andrew Sloan

20            James Murrie

21            Lachlan Mcqueen-Miscamble

23            Cameron Howat

27            Will Walker

30            Cam Jones

34            Luke Crozier

35            Cam Wallace

36            Matthew Pallozzi

40            Morgan Evans

41            Harry Moore

43            Alistar Reed

44            Nick Richardson

64            James King

67            Patrick Cremean

78            Rhett Mitchelhill

VFL          Sam Crocker






The photo tells the story, happy faces all around.  Panthers win, CJ runs hard bags 2 goals  and survives without an injury, roll on game 101 home to de la………………


PAST PLAYERS LISTEN UP, Sat 8th August and counting…………


Legends day is back at Carey Bulleen, Saturday 8th August.  Starting at 9.30am with the traditional game on Dunshea followed by the lunch then a gathering in the scoreboard with Handsie.  Kanga is running the show and again and has already enlisted a formidable squad.  Its time all past players got to Carey Bulleen and showed your support.  With the club in A grade its time you all showed up and enjoyed the ride.  Interested, then contact Kanga either at  or 0419 134 181. 



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

Peter Howat: timekeeping

David Smith: umpire escort/interchange steward

James Murrie, Matt Pallozzi and Robbie Ohern: ran water

If you are able to assist I know our TM’s would be most grateful so email Michael Sloan at




So in closing 6 games left and lots to play for, Seniors, 3rds and Unders travelling well and now have justifiable expectations of playing finals.  So make the most of it, 2015 is proving to be a historic season for the club.  Bulleen calls this Saturday, so come and join us as we host De La in another cracking game, much is up for grabs!



Dunshea awaits!      







Paul Newton, President, OCGFC





Round 13 and where will you find us?
The cold winter wont stop football so rug up and join us at Bulleen where the seniors and 2nds host De La Salle, whilst the 3rds confront ladder leaders, Old Xavs. Unders are away and have aroad trip to Williamstown. Read More...

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