ST KEVINS OB: 3.9.27
OLD SCOTCH: 10.9.69
The OSFC thirds have started their 2018 season where they left off in 2017, registering an impressive 42-point win over a strong SKOBS outfit.
SKOBS had been earmarked as one of the sides to beat in 2018, so the Scotch boys were primed for a solid hit-out at T.H King Reserve in leafy Glen Iris. After waiting for Mitch Bradley to finish his skinny cappuccino and pickle juice, the boys were ready to ‘embrace the challenge’ – our credo for the season ahead.
The first half was an arm-wrestle, as both teams sized each other up. Jack McIntosh was prolific, building on his form from Pitch Music & Arts Festival a few weeks prior. Will Hamer was busy in the midfield and Harmsy was clunking them like you would not believe, but the scoreboard was yet to reflect our dominance.
In the second half the dew had dried up and the Scotch boys blew the game right open, piling on a few unanswered sausage rolls. Our pressure around the contest was second-to-none, and we were locking the ball in our forward line to give our small forwards plenty of opportunities.
That third quarter, in the words of budding poet Dom McDermott, was ‘otherworldly’. It ensured that Scotch went into the final term with an unassailable lead.
We were able to hold our ground in the last quarter to come away with a seven-goal win and send an early message to the rest of the competition. Next week we return to Camberwell Sportsground to take on Xavier. We eagerly await the next match report, an acrostic poem by Dom McDermott.