Gut wrenching one point loss may prove costly....


Last weekend’s seniors one point loss to Uni Blues may be season defining.  We had the game in control at halftime 27 points up and playing very well, however a dominate 2nd quarter where we kicked 4 goals 8 points may in fact have sealed our fate.    Uni Blues turned the tables on us in the 2nd half, got the lead and held off our fast finish.  In reality we kicked ourselves out of the game in that 2nd quarter; we should have lead by 7 goals at half time.  Matters were made worse by the crippling knee injury to Jarrod Reid late in the 4h quarter, later diagnosed as an ACL rupture this means a knee reco, terrible news for us all and in particular Jarrod who has been in sensational from.  We will miss his on field leadership and hardness at the ball, Jarrod has a real presence and makes the opposition back men nervous.  The loss has left us still in 3 place on the ladder on 22 points however we now have 4 teams sitting behind us on 20 points.  So the loss was costly allowing Blues to press closer.

 

 

 

It makes this week’s game v Xavs a must win, so too the next two both at Bulleen before we set ourselves for Trinity.  This 4 game bracket will go a long way in determining our prospects for 2015, finals or survival.

 

Round 11

Saturday, Jun 27

Old Xavs vs. Old Carey

Xavier College

Round 12

Saturday, Jul 18

Old Carey vs. Beaumaris

Carey Sports Complex

Round 13

Saturday, Jul 25

Old Carey vs. De La Salle

Carey Sports Complex

Round 14

Saturday, Aug 01

Old Trinity vs. Old Carey

Daley Oval Trinity Playing Fields

 

Looking now at the other Round 10 Panther games.  The 2nds put in a much improved effort, whilst beaten by Uni Blues they played with far greater effort, the loss of 3 players mid game really hindered their rotations and fresh legs.  The 3rds stamped their finals intentions with a great win over Old Trinity whilst the Unders let Hampton take charge (again) and ended up losing at home on Gramlick, this may prove costly as they are now fighting again to lock away a finals spot.

 

As mentioned above the seniors and 2nds take on Xavs this week, please note the games are at Xavier College, Barkers Road.  Xavs look to play the odd game at their school in the midst of winter and opted to play us there rather than at Toorak Park which gets very heavy in winter.  I gather Xavs haven’t lost a game when they have played at the school (Roche Oval) in recent history.  Maybe that is all about to change, we dominated them in Round 5 but they have a much more settled side now.  With both teams coming of losses last week and 2 points separating us it’s a massive game.  The 2nds will be in for a test, Xavs always have depth and a very strong 2nds team.  The 3rds have a week off courtesy of an AJAX forfeit, whilst the Unders host traditional rivals Old Camberwell on Gramlick at 2.00pm, this is another must win game.

 



SHOUT OUT GAME DAY THANKS

Special thanks to all that step up and help out on game day.  In particular the time keeping, interchange attendant, scoreboard, water carriers etc.  Thanks last week to Peter Murphy who did the seniors time keepers job and John Pompei and Scott Patroni for running water in the seniors.  I know the TM’s were very grateful.

 



GEEBUNG LOYALTY

 

 

The Geebung Hotel has extended its sponsorship of the club in 2015 to include loyalty rebates.  One addition to the conventional sponsorship is that we will receive 10 cents in the $ for every $ we have pumped through the Geebung above a $5000 threshold.  We are well on the way to that threshold now thanks to some existing patronage.  The photo above is a loyalty card now readily available for distribution within our extended community.  So chase one down at the club rooms and remember to use it when you next go the Geebung.  It covers both drinks and food, so please help us by presenting it to the bar staff.




ANYTIME FITNESS SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL

 

Simon Olive Director, Anytime Fitness (Kew, Balwyn, Burwood) and OC supporter is delighted to advise:

Prior to April we were not allowed to have U18s as members. We now are free to do so and to kick this off we are currently running a Facebook offer,  free access to our gyms in the school holidays for all Y10, Y11 and Y12 secondary students in the area.

 

Interested then get all the info from this link.

 

Need to speak with Simon or his team then I’m sure they will be keen to chat, remember to mention the Old Carey connection

  • Simon Olive on 0459 023 750
  • Balwyn: Manager Patrick on 9836 4446, cnr Mangan and Whitehorse Rd
  • Kew: Manager Ellen on 9859 4444, 599 High St.
  • Burwood: Manager Jack on 9830 6888, Burwood Hwy

 



CAREY CONNECT

 

I mentioned in the R7 Shiller we have reactivated the Carey Connect.  Ben Smithwick, James Murrie and Cam Jones are working on its relaunch.  Carey Connect is our networking platform, its aim is to assist players, parents, supporters and sponsors in establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial business & professional relationships.   To assist the boys can you please take a moment and follow this LINK and complete some information about yourself.  Naturally treated as confidential, James, Ben and Cam will be in touch.



Deep in winter we are faced with some very important games that are likely to define our 2015 season.  So please join us this Saturday, you will then get a two week break.  Xavier College is nice a central and I know Xavs will be expecting a big crowd.  So if ever there was a time to show your support it’s this Saturday.  I call on all PAST PLAYERS to come to Xavier, a win here would be more history in the making and I know our boys are ready for the challenge.

 

 

Paul

 

Paul Newton, President, OCGFC

 

 

 GO PANTHERS!!

 

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