Updated: Apr 25, 2022
SKOB have maintained their unbeaten status in Premier Section with a big win over Caulfield Grammarians today at TH King. Despite missing a few regulars, SKOB were able to find plenty of ready made replacements as they took control of a tight game after half time and ran away with a comfortable win at home.
Luke Winter and Jack Darmody were standouts for SKOB today despite their relative inexperience - they were both playing just their 4th Senior games - whilst Jack Andriske (2nd Senior game) and Angus Hart (6th Senior game) also proved they are ready for the big stage as they too featured amongst the best players in an even performance across the board. Coach Lynch would be thrilled to see these young players stepping up and showing their wares as he guides his youthful charges to a 3-0 record for the season.
Pat Kerr was a handy target up forward, booting 3 goals despite receiving plenty of close attention, whilst SKOB were able to find a plethora of scoreboard contributors with 11 goal kickers amongst the 15 booted for the day.
The strong performance came on the back of a good win to the Reserves who broke their 2022 duck with a 59 point win over their opponents. Christian Masson Moyle was dominant in attack, taking some strong grabs and booting 5 goals on a great day for forwards. He was well served by a dominant midfield who welcomed Jarryd Cachia in for his first game for SKOB. The strong bodies of SKOB were too big for Caulfield and they pulled away after half time.
Simon Olive celebrated his first win as coach of the SKOB thirds as they overcame Uni Blacks in a close game away at Crawford Oval. Angus Beaney and Jordan Arazi were dominant for SKOB, whilst Josh Willmott was the difference kicking 4 out of the team’s 10 goals.
Just down the road at Ferndale Park, the Saints Gold and Blue teams had big days out against their respective opponents. In a battle of the Saints, it was SKOB over Mary’s quite comfortably in the end. St Mary’s have struggled with numbers this year, whereas the SKOB Saints are showing the benefits of their hard work over the pre-season and are playing some scintillating football. In the Saints Blue game, they racked up a record score, booting an incredible 30 goals 10 - 190 to their opponents 0. It’s the second week in a row they have kept the other team scoreless. Maddy Pattison slotted 6, Steph Augustes 7, and Elise Thurman booted 8 goals in the feast. In the main game it was a milestone for one of Saints finest - Sarah Cameron - and she celebrated by booting 7 goals in the 120 to 12 win. Cameron was voted best on ground and she had plenty of support from some of her regular team mates who have been with her over the 50 games to date - Bree Doyle and Margie Gleeson (4 goals).
Over at Righetti, the Saints Green were down to 16 players early and they found a better opponent in Melbourne Uni, who were too strong on the day. The girls never stopped trying, none more so than Lucy Kehoe who was on fire..!
The U19 Premier team got their season up and going with a close win over OM's at Elsternwick Park. A 7 goal to zip opening blitz set up the win. Ethan Boal and Jasper Conquest put in their best games of the season so far and Nick Tonge continued his consistent run of form. The U19 Div 2 teams had a bye, but the Div 4 team enjoyed a great win over MHSOB with Liam Kinsella and Luke Augerinos both booting 3 goals whilst Will Keely was best afield in the 101 to 54 victory.
Finally on Sunday the Mighty Masters got back on the field after a long break. In their first ever VAFA outing, they found the experienced De La just a bit too strong. Reports from despatch say that the Masters were hit by injuries and a few unavailable players, but signs from some new recruits were promising, and Captain Dancing Rick Caldow was encouraged by the hit out.