Seniors vs Monash Blues
Monash Blues 6.4.40
Old Scotch 15.9.99
Goal Kickers: M. Seed 4, J. Aujard 2, S. Lynch 2, J. Sansom 2, L. Hill, J. Bull, D. Gilbert, R. Macdougall, D. Beddison
Best Players: J. Sansom, J. Bull, M. Seed, A. Jelbart, C. O''Beirne, A. van Ryn
The Cards led at every change to register an impressive 59 point victory against Monash Blues away at Monash University on Saturday.
After a four goal to two opening quarter, the Cards never let up with their intensity, firing another four goals in the second term to one to effectively kill off the contest to lead by 38 points at the main break.
After last week's dramatic fade out against Old Carey, Old Scotch coach Dale Bower reminded his charges to reapply themselves in the second half.
The Scotchies held off the Blues in a dour third quarter where only one major each was scored, before careering away with the contest with an impressive six goals to three last quarter to win going away by 59 points.
James Sansom was majestic to be adjudicated as best on ground. Bull, Seed, Jelbart, O'Beirne and van Ryn also played exceedingly well. Up forward, in the absence of Max van den Broek and Jono Daggian, Matthew Seed was back to his elusive, hard tackling best to finish with 4 majors, whilst Aujard, Lynch and Sansom booted 2 apiece.
This Saturday is the bye, but the following week the Scotchies return home to McQueen Financial Group Park in Camberwell to
take on Ajax. This season is shaping up to be something special, so do your bit by coming along and supporting the boys.
Reserves vs Monash Blues
Monash Blues 2.12.24
Old Scotch 4.10.34
Goal Kickers: N. Cox 2, J. Slobom, P. Djordjevic
Best Players: D. Di Donato, C. Long, S. Leith, N. Cox, L. Daggian, T. Beddison
Thirds vs. Monash Blues
Monash Blues 3.6.24
Old Scotch 11.13.79
Goal Kickers: H. Perry 4, A. Roller 3, A. Edgerton, T. Murchie, S. Filippou, J. Stavris
Best Players: M. Tyler, S. Filippou, H. Perry, C. Perrott, A. Roller, N. Clark
With 12 changes from the previous week, including the addition of 9 under 19 players, the Old Scotch Thirds headed into the game against Monash under a cloud of doubt as majority of the boys were yet to play together this season. Somebody forgot to tell that to Hugo Perry though, as the big fella clunked mark after mark, u-turned left right and centre and put 3 through the big sticks to give Scotch a 32-2 lead at quarter time. The doubters had been silenced almost immediately with Scotch dominating in the dewy conditions, willing the ball forward in every contest and capitalizing off every opportunity.
Despite the early dominance, the game slowed up immensely as we lost Mitch Pert and Dom McDermott to injury, while Monash flooded blokes back in order to stop the onslaught. James Murray was starring in his first game, at the bottom of every pack and seemingly always managing to get the ball out to give us great use from the middle. We added 2 goals to head into half time up 46-8.
Emerging after the break a huge 18-goal wind had opened up towards Monash’s end, which threatened to de-rail the 38-point lead the boys had at the half. However, Matty ‘reek dog’ Tyler and Dom ‘prawn’ Shrimpton held firm across half back, thwarting almost every attempt Monash had at pegging the score back. Amazingly, the ball spent 19mins of the quarter in Monash’s half of the ground for only one goal, despite Chris ‘blanket’ Perrott being caught holding the ball 5 times in the back half. After weathering the storm, we managed to get the footy down to the capable hands of the John ‘remember when I kicked 7 a couple weeks ago’ Stavris who kicked truly to extend the margin to 43-points at the final change.
The last quarter once again belonged to Scotch, who were now quite literally toying with the opposition, albeit being unable to convert on the scoreboard. We kicked 2 goals 7 for the quarter, with young Angus ‘pitch’ Roller the only one able to kick majors, taking his tally to 3 in his first senior game. In the end we ran out 55-point winners, however the most pleasing aspect was the way in which the boys played in a very unknown team. Further to this it was great to have so many of the future legends of the club being so eager to help us out, in a week where nearly everything went wrong off the track. We now look forward to the bye before returning with a near full strength side to take on Ajax where we hope to exact revenge for the corresponding fixture earlier in the season.
Under 19 Premier vs Parkdale Vultures
Old Scotch 6.13.49
Goal Kickers: N. Hawkins 2, A. Capp, T. Blenheim, C. Kalogirou, B. Quint
Best Players: T. Blenheim, W. Griffin, C. Kalogirou, H. Japp, A. Harding , N. Hawkins
This week the Old Scotch U19’s Firsts took on Parkdale at K2, which if won, would complete our short term goal of going into the bye round with three wins in a row. Upon arrival at the ground the boys seemed to be in a great mind set to take on Parkdale, knowing that we were in with a huge chance to roll over the top and take the four points after losing to them by just under two goals last time we met. After winning the toss and kicking with the wind in the first quarter the boys seemed to be ready to go, having the first few scoring shots and managing to come into quarter time with a comfortable two to three goal lead. To start the second quarter against the wind, scotch attempted to hold off Parkdale and try to head into half time with the lead. After having a similar amount of scoring shots, Parkdale managed to claw back the lead after some wayward kicking by Scotch, huge efforts from Tom Blenheim and Caleb Kalogirou meant that we were able to still enter the rooms at half time with the lead. After playing a scrappy second quarter the boys came out in the third ready to take control of the game and roll over Parkdale. We attempted to force Parkdale to play on our terms but after kicking the firsts few points due to poor finishing Parkdale were able to edge closer and closer to the lead. Coming into the final term with a slight lead didn't give the boys much breathing room as the wind was not in our favour and had started to pick up slightly. After quickly pilling on a few goals, Parkdale were leading the match by 8 points with around two minutes to go; with goals not easy to come by on the day, it seemed like a difficult task for the boys to come home with the win. Although being down by just under two goals and the whole team running on tired legs, we managed to claw our way back with a quick goal from Caleb Kalogirou followed by a huge 40 metre kick from Ned Hawkins on the siren to snatch the win out of Parkdales hands.