Winter in Melbourne, where else would you rather be!

Time is rolling on very quickly and Melbourne’s cold and wet winter has well and truly set in.  Waterlogged centre square, grey skies, drizzle and rain, rainbows, heavy mud, dirty shorts, washing and that familiar smell, all adds up to football and a classic winter’s Saturday afternoon.

We returned to Dunshea to host a hardened rival in St Bedes Mentone Tigers (SBMT).  As stated last week, SBMT have proven our stumbling block so far in Premier A grade, we have not been able to beat them in the 3 previous encounters, all thrilling games with SBMT winning each game by under a goal.  So the scene was set for another epic.  Old Carey keen to continue its attack at the top 4 whilst SBMT desperate to avoid the drop zone.

Special thanks to SBMT presidents Tom Brain and Seamus McGettigan for getting a group along to our lunch in Cookie’s Kitchen, whilst the games are always full on, the relationship and respect developed between the 2 clubs is wonderful and Old Carey really appreciates the support it gets from the SBMT crew.

With the 3rds having a bye, the Unders away to Old Haileybury and being school holidays, Carey Bulleen was unusually quiet and empty and on arrival you could sense it was looking like being another challenging day’s football for both our seniors and reserves.  In the R1 encounter SBMT got up in both games, however this time we were ready to take them on the much larger expansions of Dunshea with the plan being to run them far and wide.  By comparison the SBMT home ground is of postage stamp proportions and a SBMT fortress.

We approached the school during the week to seek approval to play both games on Dunshea and the school obliged.  The day started well for Jon’s 2nds and after an even start the 2nds ran away with the game and enjoyed another well-deserved win.  By comparison the senior’s game never reached great heights, whilst we appeared to have a comfortable 9 goal win the game was marred by errors and turnovers, we looked the better team but to SBMT’s credit they pushed us well into the last quarter.

The news got a whole lot better after the game when we discovered both Old Scotch and St Bernard’s had suffered bad losses.  Those 2 losses combined with our win sees us now well in top 4 contentions, 1 game adrift.  All the same we can’t rely on other team’s results assisting us.  This week we take on bottom placed Caulfield Grammarians who will be desperate to avenge their R2 loss and get their first win in Premier A for the season.

All senior teams get a break next weekend before we venture out to St Bernard’s legendary Snake Pit, in the meantime come out to Bulleen this Sat 7th July and get us over the line in what may be a danger game for the Seniors.

Round 10 Coaches' comments
Take time to hear from our coaches as they do their analysis on what worked and what didn't............... Read More...

Round 11 Fixture
The where and when of this week's round for all of our Panther teams, HOME again this week hosting the luckless Caulfield Grammarians. Underestimate them at your peril, we need this win if we are to challenge. Sorry Caulfield, its a must win game...... Read More...

The Lunch Scene
Home again this weekend 7th July and Cookie's Kitchen will be cranking, it will be Under 19 Parents Day as the unders play at home this Saturady, so no excuses it will be another great lunch as there is HAWK on the menu.... Read More...

Old Carey supports the BCNA
Come Sunday 15th July some of us from the OCGFC will be up early and hitting the pavement as part of the Jellis Craig team entry in the Run Melbourne.......... Read More...

Carey Grammar 1st XV111 Update
Back in the winners frame last week,read what Carey Grammar 1st 18 Senior Coach, Marty Heppell has to say about their win over Wesley last round........ Read More...


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