St Kevin’s OB secured their strongest win since Round 10, defeating Old Brighton by 52 points at the Beach Oval. Leading by three points at the main break, SKOB were unstoppable in the second half and booted nine goals to two. Billy Kanakis returned from Coburg VFL duties with a BOG performance for SKOB alongside key inclusions Tom Jok, Mitch Brown and Sam Critchley.
It was only a few weeks ago that the side suffered consecutive loses (Uni Blues and De La) in quite some time, but the return of key personnel has certainly brought the spark back to the King. Billy Kanakis, Sam Critchley, Mitch Brown, Vincent Adduci and Tom Jok returned to the line-up on the weekend, with four of those being Big V representatives.
SKOB face OM's in the final round of the William Buck Premier season at the King this Saturday.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
It was a mixed set of results for the club over the weekend.
The Seniors had a strong win against Old Brighton at the wind (and rain) swept South Rd ground by the Bay while the Reserves had a loss.
The Thirds Gold side had a strong win against an undermanned Uni Blues outfit who were to be commended for battling it out to the end. The Green team were beaten by Uni Blacks.
In the U19’s the Premier and Thirds lost to Old Scotch and Aquinas respectively while the Reserves had a good win against De La Salle.
Support and U19’s Finals begin:
This week brings the end of the home and away season. There are plenty of big games on the weekend so please get out and support our teams.
Importantly, the U19 Reserves team plays their first final on Saturday at TH King. The game starts at 9.20 and is against St Bernard’s.
The final round for the Seniors:
TH King will also be the scene of our final Beer and Burger lunch for 2018. We will be re uniting players from the 1988 Thirds Grand Final team. Sadly, video evidence has recently emerged of the entire game so all the tall stories of the era (that had grown to skyscraper proportions) are likely to be moderated!
This week we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of our first year in Premier Division (A Grade). All players, coaches and supporters from the 1998 Seniors and Reserves are encouraged to come and reunite with former teammates for what was a significant watermark in the Clubs history.
The final round is sponsored by National Storage. National Storage Family Day will be a great event for the kids. Bring them along for the balloons and giveaways. The National Storage marquee will be up too.
Congratulations to Shaun Kennedy (pictured above) on his 100th game and Jarrod Nash on his 150th on the weekend. Check out the new Milestones page on the website.
Plugger – I am not responsible for the photo selection!
The major milestone for the week was John Fogarty. Foges played his 250th game last weekend.
Foges has been one of the great men at SKOB. Categorically, he is a “doer”. Luckily for the club he has come back onto the Committee this year. He has added extraordinary value in many ways. The most visible has been the Masters match reviews (some of the best material you will ever read!), the Seniors post match reviews (that appear within minutes of the games end … a feat he manages remotely sometimes) and the complete overhaul of the SKOB website.
Congratulations Foges. We look forward to game 300!
Finally, please book in for the flagship event of the SKOB calendar – The Jack Douglas Medal. Parents, friends and partners are particularly welcome. This is a great event that deserves your full support.
When: Sep 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Why: This gala evening celebrates the achievements of our ten teams in 2018.
Cost: Tickets $135 (includes Bus and entry ticket to Emerson after party)
RSVP: Thursday 27th September 2018. Strictly no bookings accepted after this date.
Dress: Lounge Suit
AROUND THE GROUNDS IN PREMIER
The top four is set for 2018 after Old Trinity secured fourth spot with a 24-point win over Old Xaverians at the Daley Oval. The T’s are now two and half games clear of the Xavs in fourth, cementing their first final appearance since 2016.
Old Melburnians avoided relegation and booked themselves a return to William Buck Premier in 2019 after they defeated University Blues by 40 points at Elsternwick Park. OM’s, who sit sixth and a game clear of De La and Scotch, led by just five points at half time before piling on nine goals to four thereafter. The Blues sit seventh on the ladder and face Old Scotch next week, needing a win to secure safety.
Collegians held on against a gallant De La Salle for a nine-point win at Waverley Oval. The La Sallians are now ninth and need to beat SBMT next week to avoid relegation.
Old Scotch kept their season alive with a 14-point victory over St Bedes/Mentone Tigers at Camberwell Sports Ground. The loss solidified relegation for SBMT this season, while the Cardinals will face Uni Blues next weekend to try and save their own season.
U19 Reserves Saturday 25th August SKOBFC v St Bernard's
TH King 9:20am
St Kevin's v Brunswick Sunday August 26th Kimberley Reserve (33 Kimberley Drive, Chirnside Park)