Seniors on a roll, next up St Bernards

 

 

 

The gutsy team orientated form of the seniors continued last week with a great away win against Old Scotch at the Camberwell Sports Ground.  The win now has them into 2nd place on the ladder after 6 games, 4 wins, a draw and a loss.  The old saying of taking a moment to smell the roses rings true for the seniors.  Having learnt a lot from the Old Trinity loss in R3 the boys have played inspired football to beat de La, Xavs and Scotch in succession.   All the more creditable given there have been significant changes in the team each week to cover injuries.  Whilst we had controlled the Xavs game 2 weeks ago, last week v Scotch was a real arm wrestle.  Scotch had commenced the season with good form winning their opening 3 games, but dropped the next two so our game was always going to crucial, a win would keep them in touch with the top 4.  Likewise for us, the win would put a nice gap between us and Scotch.  With Jules Rowe out, along with Freddie Cator, Cam Jones and Luke Crozier missing we lacked some height and marking power.  Fortunately Scotch weren’t overly tall so the game was going to be won or lost at ground level with clearances and ball movement, Camberwell sports ground isn’t overly big so there was not a lot of transition football.  Morgan Evans and Jarrod Reid again combined well and with Sam Cust we were able to generate plenty of forward pressure.  Scotch had their share of injuries, regardless it was a tense game with both teams laying justifiable claims to win at various stages.  The boys settled in the last quarter after a flurry of points by Scotch with the scores level we drew away to register another quality win and move into outright 2nd place!  So enjoy it while you can as more big games loom, starting tomorrow at Bulleen when we take on St Bernards.  Followed by:

 

 

 

Round 8

Saturday, May 30

University Blacks vs. Old Carey

Melbourne University Oval

Round 9

Saturday, Jun 13

Old Carey vs. Collegians

Carey Sports Complex

Round 10

Saturday, Jun 20

University Blues vs. Old Carey

Melbourne University Oval

Round 11

Saturday, Jun 27

Old Xaverians vs. Old Carey

Toorak Park

 

 

 

It was a much improved performance by the 2nds, down by 8 goals at half time and staring down the barrel, the boys played an aggressive inspired 2nd half kicking 6 goals and keeping Scotch down to one eventually losing by 8 points.  It was a very physical game with both teams playing uncompromising football.  Despite the loss the 2nds showed a lot and have now set a standard they are capable of and must maintain.  Wags and Derm urged the boys to train hard and commit, this week they get to play on Dunshea and hopefully run St Bernards off their feet.  It will be very interesting to see if the boys are able to reproduce last week’s 2nd half form.  The 3rds have a spell this weekend, due to play AJAX Black, the game has been deferred until July 5th given there is a significant Jewish holiday spanning the weekend.  The Unders host Old Xavs, having defeated Old Geelong last week Taz’s Unders have assumed top of the ladder and I know they will be keen to repeat last week’s excellent form and consolidate their spot atop of Section 3.

 

 

 

I reckon we are in for a ripping contest in the main game tomorrow.  According to the VAFA ladder and the comparative FOR and AGAINST there is very little between the 2 teams.  As of the end of R6 we have the highest scoring forward line in the comp with Bernies 2nd whilst Bernies backline is 3rd and ours 4th.  2 points separate us, 18 OC and 16 St B and there is a 1.8% differential.


 

 

 

Thought you may like these photos from last weekend at Scotch.  Made all the more special as we were able to get a win for Lach McQueen-Miscamble in his 150th life membership game as well as being the winners of the inaugural Bendigo Community Bank Cup.

 

BEFORE

 

DURING

 

AFTER

 

 

 

So it's last call:

 

TIME TO SAY FAREWELL TO LACH McQUEEN-MISCAMBLE

 

 

 Sat 23rd May, evening

 Geebung Hotel

 

Cookie has again been busy, lunch again tomorrow, this time with Lindsay gaze as our very special luncheon guest, a few spaces still available, Under 19 parents it’s the perfect chance to join us ahead of the 2.00pm game on Gramlick.  RSVP to Cookie:

mike@humphriesandcooke.com.au

or

0428394198


With the season already one third complete time is flying, the seniors have done a mighty thus far and I did tell you there was a lot to like about them, so come tomorrow get the jobs done early and join us at Bulleen, it’s going to be another cracking day of amateur football and we need to there to help us along, no excuses! 

 

 

Paul

 

Paul Newton, President, OCGFC

 

 

 GO PANTHERS!!

 

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