Oakleigh Krushers End UHS-VU Winning Streak, Whilst Glen Eira is Flying at 5-0 and on Top of the Ladder

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Ben Black

Oakleigh vs UHS-VU

Well, what a game…possibly so far, the game of the year as Krushers, knock off UHS for their first loss of 2023. UHS bursted out of the gates early with a quick four goals to one in the first term which set the foundation of the game.

Gun forward for the Krushers, Aaron Cloke, who was held goalless last week, was out to make a point hitting the scoreboard. Three pivotal goals that were essential to keep Oakleigh in the game. But UHS had Brandon Jackson who had a point to prove to not let Oakleigh take charge for the full game, producing a goal kicking display of 5 goals, to keep UHS in the game.

Furthermore, UHS were taking the Krushers to the sword as they managed to really set the foundation for the final quarter, kicking six goals that had a bit of a Collingwood feel to it as they were chasing down their score down… one goal, two goal and just fell short losing by seven points shattering hearts of UHS but jubilations of Oakleigh getting another win on the board.

Therry Penola vs Glen Eira

Another game that was looking to have a belter, the unbeaten Glen Eira up against the emerging Therry Penola who were looking to climb up the ranks. The game started a bit shaky for both teams, with scores at 10 to 5 at quarter time; the game was looking to be a close one.

Glen Eira then booted six goals in the second quarter with key forwards such as Johnston and McDonald looking to spice up the game. Key missed opportunities by Therry, would cost them dearly as being 3.10 at half time, was not sustainable to catch the Gryphons.

The game swiftly got away from the Lions, and they couldn’t catch up and so Glen Eira went on and won their fifth win for the season and continued their top of the ladder dominance.

Kew Bears vs West Brunswick

Are the Kew Bears back? They definitely look it at the present, winning yet another game making it three in a row against the Magpies. In front of a big crowd at Victoria Park in Kew, the Bears kicked off to a flyer booting four early goals and were looking the goods for the game.

George Smart and Matt Sharkey being key targets up forward kicking four and three goals respectively. The Magpies had Maxy Risstrom as a key player for them serving them well in the midfield.

But the Bears were able to grab the ascendancy, never giving up all day as they led the whole match. Bears slowly sneaking up the ladder where they are looking to get back into the finals race.

Preston vs Prahran

Preston took on Prahran at the W.R Ruthven Reserve. Prahran blasted out of the gates early, storming to a 10-goal to 1 lead at quarter time.

Simonetta was looking the goods for Prahran as he put on a goal kicking display, kicking six goals, well supported by his whole team with thirteen individual goal kickers demonstrating that it was a whole team performance.

Preston did have some contributions as it wasn’t all doom and gloom which was a good thing for Preston especially being a young side. Prahran did show the Division that they shouldn’t be under-appreciated as they booted twenty-five goals, and still look very much the goods as they maintain their dominance in 2023.

Ivanhoe vs Old Peninsula

Finally, the last game, Ivanhoe vs Old Peninsula took on each other at Ivanhoe Park. The game started well for the Pirates, coming early kicking six goals.

Stewart, Peacock, and Sanders who all combined for 12 goals between them, Stewart kicking five goals which was handy for the pirates as they took a good lead at three quarter time. Ivanhoe had handy contributors with Nick Vines booting four goals, a sure highlight for the day.

Old Peninsula coming away with a good win, coming home with the four points. The Pirates have a big clash against the Bears next week at home which should be a belter.