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08
Sep
2017

Seniors v Parkdale

Parkdale: 9.10.64

Old Scotch: 14.15.99

 

Goal Kickers: J. Clarke 3, H. Larwill 2, J. Daggian 2, G. van den Broek 2, J. Bull 2, L. Hill, M. Seed, D. Gilbert

Best Players: J. Bull, J. Sansom, A. Jelbart, J. Clarke, W. Carrington, T. McKinley

 

 

With finals a week away, the Old Scotch senior side had one last opportunity to fine tune their skills in preparation for a big few weeks ahead. With a few very important inclusions, the Cards came out of the blocks strongly with a 4 goal 8 behind first term. Jono Daggian and Jordan Clarke were focal points up forward and hit the scoreboard truly. Jack Bull and James Sansom continued their strong 2017 form in the middle of the ground, bringing their team mates into the game and applying strong pressure on the Parkdale side.


The Second quarter saw a more even affair with both sides kicking three goals a piece. Conor O’beirne, who was not happy about his high intensity running statistics from the previous week, had a point to prove as he played on at every opportunity with blistering speed and power.  Andrew Jelbart again shook the opposition tackles off all day and supplied the ball to the leading forwards up the ground.


The second half began with a barrage of goals for the Cardinals as we piled on 6 goals to one whilst kicking with the breeze. When the ball did happen to go down into our defense, Tom Mckinley and Will Carrington rebounded with poise and class, showing the competition that they will be a force to be reckoned with in September.


The final quarter saw the Parkdale Vultures show a bit more fight than they’ve shown all year as they finally had something to play for, maintenance of their spot in Premier B. With Fitzroy and Parkdale vying to avoid relagation to premier C, Parkdale had to make sure their percentage did not fall any lower than it was at ¾ time. Parkdale ended up winning the quarter 4 goals to 1 however Scotch finished the home and away season victorious with eyes and hearts firmly fixated on the first final versus Old Brighton next week at Box Hill City Oval.

Reserves v Parkdale

Parkdale: 3.9.27

Old Scotch:17.12.114

 

Goal Kickers: M. Davis 3, J. Couch 2, J. Nikolovski 2, E. Furey 2, W. Stewart 2, J. Halsall, R. Macdougall, T. Kerr, M. Bennett, N. Bennison, A. Harlock

Best Players: J. Couch, M. Bennett, J. Beard, C. Melville, M. Davis, C. Millar

 

The Old Scotch Reserve side had an opportunity of a full dress rehearsal against Parkdale Vultures on Saturday with top spot sewn up with a 17-win home and away season. However there are only 2 more wins that that reserves really care about. From the first quarter the reserves were all over the opposition with Tom Holding giving first opportunity to his strong on-ballers Sam Neil and Joe Couch, all three were formidable all day at Gerry Greene Reserve.  Nic Bennison attacked the ball with fervor all day, which translated into many goal-scoring opportunities. Justin Nikolovski proved to be handful at ground level as he cleaned up the crumbs of the tall forwards and kicked 2 goals of his own. Will Stewart provided a great marking option and Max Davis kicked 3 goals for the day as his pace and goal nous being the strengths of his all round game. Matthew Bennett, in his first game for the club, showed that his future at the Old Scotch football club is strong and we look forward to seeing his face over pre-season. Jules Beard was a rock down back, intercepting countless opposition disposals with his high-jumping chest marks a classic feature of the strong reserves side. Cam Melville showed his poise on the wings, with his clean disposal and sharp hands a rarity in the reserves competition. Old Scotch finished the year with a 87-point victory with a steely determination of something bigger in the next few weeks.

 

All the best

Thirds GRAND FINAL v De La Salle

Old Scotch: 10.16.76

De La Salle: 2.6.18

 

Goal Kickers: J. Otter 3, B. Morley 2, N. Walmsley, N. Sheehan, W. Michael, A. Hayes, S. Filippou

Best Players: J. Otter, N. Lindsay, H. McCallum, L. Daggian, D. McDermott, M. Tyler

 

After a long and very successful 16-1 season, the Old Scotch Thirds headed into Sunday’s Grand Final keen to make amends for a multitude of missed opportunities by the club in finals in years previous. A win would mean the first flag of any kind for 20 years and a loss just another failed finals campaign for a Scotch side.

 

The scene was set for the boys as they headed out to the ground looking primed to knock off De La Salle for the 4th time this season. As expected the game started red hot with De La tackling well early, having 3 holding the balls paid in the first 2 minutes, things looked worrying. Despite this, the boys repelled the early assault without damage and looked to move forward. A couple of quick goals to Jack Otter and Andy Hayes had the huge crowd pumping the air and singing our praises. Both teams began to settle and there was little action for the next 10 or so minutes until De La got a set shot 15 out directly in front. The shot missed and the ball rocketed down the other end and we kicked 2 quick goals before the siren, including an extremely skilful running goal from Nick Sheehan, which is now known as ‘the sealer’ to give us a 24-1 lead at Qtr time.

 

Knowing the quality of the opposition, the lads never waivered in their assault, assuming that if we let De La back into the game it would be at our peril. Once again the back 6 stood up, repelling every attack put forward to them with a record 643 intercept marks for the game between Nick Lindsay and Nick Stavris keeping De La to one goal for the quarter and seeing us extend our lead to 32 points at the half.

 

We really felt on the verge of it now, coming back out after half time we knew if we kept them quiet in this quarter, the flag was ours and there was no coming back. What transpired in some respects was really extraordinary on many levels, as we produced one of the strongest quarters of football that I have seen this team play, but failed to truly make it count. Forward pressure has been a real area of focus for us this season, as the sloppy thirds rigs usually aren’t great at it. However, for 20 straight minutes in the third, the ball did not leave our forward arc; with immense tackling pressure and work rate absolutely demoralizing the opposition. The only displeasing thing was our execution; we kicked 1.6 and 4 out on the full for the quarter in what could’ve well and truly put the game to rest and guaranteed that the last quarter was purely party time. We lead by 36 points heading into the last change.

 

The last began much like the third, as De La struggled to get a hand on the ball or a man while we ran rampant through the guts. Harry McCullum’s class was really starting to show now, as he moved ever so gracefully through the field, leaving his opponent in his wake to set us up brilliantly. The game was done when Nick Sheehan hit a lace out 50m pass to Ned Walmsley that barely got off the ground. The footy had the crowd cheering straight off the boot onto Ned’s chest, as it was never missing its target. The follow up kick was something to dream about, as the inswinger started outside off and cannoned into the middle of the big sticks to send the fellas wild. Celebrations had begun and for the rest of the quarter we took the mickey, adding a further 3.7 to run out 58 point winners in what could’ve gotten real ugly had we kicked straight. Jack Otter was deservedly named best afield with 3 goals to his name, really standing up early when the game was there to be won. Everyone now turns their attention to the seniors and reserves as they gear up to do it all again.

 

From behalf of the playing group, this season has been one to marvel, a dream 17-1 season that has ultimately resulted in our first flag in 20 years and first senior flag for 22 years. We are all stoked that we could win it for the faithful, and can’t wait to see 2 more cups sitting on the mantel by years end. Pound The Rock.

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Match Reports

08
Sep
2017

Seniors v Parkdale

Parkdale: 9.10.64

Old Scotch: 14.15.99

 

Goal Kickers: J. Clarke 3, H. Larwill 2, J. Daggian 2, G. van den Broek 2, J. Bull 2, L. Hill, M. Seed, D. Gilbert

Best Players: J. Bull, J. Sansom, A. Jelbart, J. Clarke, W. Carrington, T. McKinley

 

 

With finals a week away, the Old Scotch senior side had one last opportunity to fine tune their skills in preparation for a big few weeks ahead. With a few very important inclusions, the Cards came out of the blocks strongly with a 4 goal 8 behind first term. Jono Daggian and Jordan Clarke were focal points up forward and hit the scoreboard truly. Jack Bull and James Sansom continued their strong 2017 form in the middle of the ground, bringing their team mates into the game and applying strong pressure on the Parkdale side.


The Second quarter saw a more even affair with both sides kicking three goals a piece. Conor O’beirne, who was not happy about his high intensity running statistics from the previous week, had a point to prove as he played on at every opportunity with blistering speed and power.  Andrew Jelbart again shook the opposition tackles off all day and supplied the ball to the leading forwards up the ground.


The second half began with a barrage of goals for the Cardinals as we piled on 6 goals to one whilst kicking with the breeze. When the ball did happen to go down into our defense, Tom Mckinley and Will Carrington rebounded with poise and class, showing the competition that they will be a force to be reckoned with in September.


The final quarter saw the Parkdale Vultures show a bit more fight than they’ve shown all year as they finally had something to play for, maintenance of their spot in Premier B. With Fitzroy and Parkdale vying to avoid relagation to premier C, Parkdale had to make sure their percentage did not fall any lower than it was at ¾ time. Parkdale ended up winning the quarter 4 goals to 1 however Scotch finished the home and away season victorious with eyes and hearts firmly fixated on the first final versus Old Brighton next week at Box Hill City Oval.

Reserves v Parkdale

Parkdale: 3.9.27

Old Scotch:17.12.114

 

Goal Kickers: M. Davis 3, J. Couch 2, J. Nikolovski 2, E. Furey 2, W. Stewart 2, J. Halsall, R. Macdougall, T. Kerr, M. Bennett, N. Bennison, A. Harlock

Best Players: J. Couch, M. Bennett, J. Beard, C. Melville, M. Davis, C. Millar

 

The Old Scotch Reserve side had an opportunity of a full dress rehearsal against Parkdale Vultures on Saturday with top spot sewn up with a 17-win home and away season. However there are only 2 more wins that that reserves really care about. From the first quarter the reserves were all over the opposition with Tom Holding giving first opportunity to his strong on-ballers Sam Neil and Joe Couch, all three were formidable all day at Gerry Greene Reserve.  Nic Bennison attacked the ball with fervor all day, which translated into many goal-scoring opportunities. Justin Nikolovski proved to be handful at ground level as he cleaned up the crumbs of the tall forwards and kicked 2 goals of his own. Will Stewart provided a great marking option and Max Davis kicked 3 goals for the day as his pace and goal nous being the strengths of his all round game. Matthew Bennett, in his first game for the club, showed that his future at the Old Scotch football club is strong and we look forward to seeing his face over pre-season. Jules Beard was a rock down back, intercepting countless opposition disposals with his high-jumping chest marks a classic feature of the strong reserves side. Cam Melville showed his poise on the wings, with his clean disposal and sharp hands a rarity in the reserves competition. Old Scotch finished the year with a 87-point victory with a steely determination of something bigger in the next few weeks.

 

All the best

Thirds GRAND FINAL v De La Salle

Old Scotch: 10.16.76

De La Salle: 2.6.18

 

Goal Kickers: J. Otter 3, B. Morley 2, N. Walmsley, N. Sheehan, W. Michael, A. Hayes, S. Filippou

Best Players: J. Otter, N. Lindsay, H. McCallum, L. Daggian, D. McDermott, M. Tyler

 

After a long and very successful 16-1 season, the Old Scotch Thirds headed into Sunday’s Grand Final keen to make amends for a multitude of missed opportunities by the club in finals in years previous. A win would mean the first flag of any kind for 20 years and a loss just another failed finals campaign for a Scotch side.

 

The scene was set for the boys as they headed out to the ground looking primed to knock off De La Salle for the 4th time this season. As expected the game started red hot with De La tackling well early, having 3 holding the balls paid in the first 2 minutes, things looked worrying. Despite this, the boys repelled the early assault without damage and looked to move forward. A couple of quick goals to Jack Otter and Andy Hayes had the huge crowd pumping the air and singing our praises. Both teams began to settle and there was little action for the next 10 or so minutes until De La got a set shot 15 out directly in front. The shot missed and the ball rocketed down the other end and we kicked 2 quick goals before the siren, including an extremely skilful running goal from Nick Sheehan, which is now known as ‘the sealer’ to give us a 24-1 lead at Qtr time.

 

Knowing the quality of the opposition, the lads never waivered in their assault, assuming that if we let De La back into the game it would be at our peril. Once again the back 6 stood up, repelling every attack put forward to them with a record 643 intercept marks for the game between Nick Lindsay and Nick Stavris keeping De La to one goal for the quarter and seeing us extend our lead to 32 points at the half.

 

We really felt on the verge of it now, coming back out after half time we knew if we kept them quiet in this quarter, the flag was ours and there was no coming back. What transpired in some respects was really extraordinary on many levels, as we produced one of the strongest quarters of football that I have seen this team play, but failed to truly make it count. Forward pressure has been a real area of focus for us this season, as the sloppy thirds rigs usually aren’t great at it. However, for 20 straight minutes in the third, the ball did not leave our forward arc; with immense tackling pressure and work rate absolutely demoralizing the opposition. The only displeasing thing was our execution; we kicked 1.6 and 4 out on the full for the quarter in what could’ve well and truly put the game to rest and guaranteed that the last quarter was purely party time. We lead by 36 points heading into the last change.

 

The last began much like the third, as De La struggled to get a hand on the ball or a man while we ran rampant through the guts. Harry McCullum’s class was really starting to show now, as he moved ever so gracefully through the field, leaving his opponent in his wake to set us up brilliantly. The game was done when Nick Sheehan hit a lace out 50m pass to Ned Walmsley that barely got off the ground. The footy had the crowd cheering straight off the boot onto Ned’s chest, as it was never missing its target. The follow up kick was something to dream about, as the inswinger started outside off and cannoned into the middle of the big sticks to send the fellas wild. Celebrations had begun and for the rest of the quarter we took the mickey, adding a further 3.7 to run out 58 point winners in what could’ve gotten real ugly had we kicked straight. Jack Otter was deservedly named best afield with 3 goals to his name, really standing up early when the game was there to be won. Everyone now turns their attention to the seniors and reserves as they gear up to do it all again.

 

From behalf of the playing group, this season has been one to marvel, a dream 17-1 season that has ultimately resulted in our first flag in 20 years and first senior flag for 22 years. We are all stoked that we could win it for the faithful, and can’t wait to see 2 more cups sitting on the mantel by years end. Pound The Rock.

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