A big win over Old Carey on Saturday saw the SKOB Seniors consolidate into third position on the Premier Division table with a 4-2 record and a healthy percentage boost coming from their most recent win. Jarrad Waite led the goalkickers booting 6.4 from a stack of chances created by some quality work from the SKOB midfield who dominated in the warm and sunny conditions - perfect for fast flowing football. There were multiple avenues to goal for SKOB with John Wood, Luke Andrews and Lachie Sullivan each bobbing up for 3 goals, whilst Barnett and Holden chipped in with 2 apiece. Youngsters, Cam Hodges and Lachie Farrugia were dominant across the day and rightly named as the best for SKOB for their all round efforts. After almost a year and a half out of the senior side through injury, SKOB welcomed back Luke Andrews who didn't disappoint. Having knocked solidly on the door of selection as he regained touch in the Reserves, Andrews reminded supporters of his talents and his 3 goals were just reward.
Saturday's effort and a third win on the trot continued a solid recovery from a stuttering start to the season that saw SKOB drop two in a row.
Our Reserves team have also begun the season well and are at the top of the ladder with a 5-1 record and a large percentage - again courtesy of a big win on the weekend. They were too strong all day for a very young Old Carey side that are finding the going tough this year. With spots at the Senior level proving very competitive, SKOB were in no mood to relax and they kept the intensity up all day as they piled on 26 goals, with Henry Parkes and Zach Ginies sharing 12 majors between them.
The Thirds had a comfortable win over Uni Blues with the Ed and Charles Ring sharing plenty of football and keeping coach Di Natale very happy. This week they meet OM's in a Grand Final rematch where a win will consolidate their spot in the top four. Meanwhile the Thirds Under 23 couldn't hit the side of a barn with their kicking, but still managed to boot enough through the big sticks to enjoy a 128 point win over Fitzroy. The percentage booster shot them up to 2nd on the table, and the players are enjoying the opportunity to play at the new Under 23 level.
Our Saints went 50/50 this weekend with the Blues team saluting over Old Trinity, but the Gold team found scoring tough on a big ground and went down to Old Trinity in a top of the table clash. Some beautifully written match reports can be found on the Saints page. Make sure you check them out for all the details.
In the Under 19's it was again a tough day for the Premier Division side, going down to Old Xavs, but a breakthrough win is not far away for the boys as they bring a solid effort each week when they step out. Our Division 3 Under 19s took it right up to the undefeated ladder leaders Ajax, only going down by a couple of goals. The results are not showing it but they are improving each week. Meanwhile, the Divison 4 team had another win and are knocking on the door of the four. Considering that they have been on the receiving end of two large beltings, this side has shown remarkable resilience and have won all their other games so far this season.
To round out a pretty successful weekend, our Masters team travelled to De La to host a game against Hillside. It was a milestone match for two great servants of the Club, Ray Short and Pete Murray who both chalked up their 150th games. Both players hit the scoreboard and helped SKOB to a 98-49 win.