Jamie Mollo has accepted that he will continue has Senior Coach for 2015.
Jamie Mollo knows exactly what we need to do to go to the next level, and I have faith that we can help him to achieve those goals. – Barry Alexander
Congratulations to all award winners on Presentation Night. Dermot Cleary won the seniors on 134 votes with Gary Bennett being runners up on 118 and Aaron Cloke finished third on 116. In the Reserves voting Zac Thiessens finished first on 89, followed by Adam Mathiesson on 78 and tied for third was Will Manning and Matt Wass on 64. The Under 19’s winner was won by last year’s winner Michael Tate on 119 followed by Jake Benoiton on 94 and Sam Ciavarella on 88. Othe notable awards were Krusher Kronicle Medal won by Stuart Wines on 33 votes, Best Club Person won by Pat Heverin, while Bruce Garner received a life achievement award for 30 years at the football club.
Oakleigh’s young Krushers crashed out of the U/19s South finals series after having their colours emphatically lowered for the second week in a row. Taking on Hampton Rovers at Meade Reserve in Clayton, the Oaks started well enough although a bit of inaccuracy saw them trail by 3 points at the first change. Changing up a gear in the second term, the Krushers got some run going and slammed on three goals to open up a 14 point lead when the Rovers hit back keeping all the play in their own forward half with only their inability to kick goals keeping Oakleigh 8 points up at the long break.
After half-time Hampton took over, piling on the pressure and the goals as Oakleigh’s game collapsed and they were kept goal-less for the second half while the Rovers added 10 to run away with a 61 point victory and a date with Ormond in the grand final. Jake Benoiton kicked Oakleigh’s 4 goals and Joed Cook playing his 50th game, Jake Lever and Alex Seremelis tried hard for Oakleigh.
Oakleigh 4.8.32 lt Hampton Rovers 13.15.93
Goals: Jake Benoiton 4.
Best: Joed Cook, Jake Lever, Alex Seremelis. Sam Ciavarella, Luke Pappon, Jake Benoiton