Marcellin OC vs Old Ivanhoe (Seniors)
The Seniors had a dramatic win over traditional rivals Marcellin to cement a first semi final berth against Ajax in two weeks time .
The game started with OIG attacking and winning most of the ball but not scoring goals , while Marcellin settled in and got to a four goal lead at ¼ time . OIG then fought back in the second term with a 5 goal to 1 effort but still squandered scoring shots to only get a goal clear at ½ time though they had six more scoring shots.
Oscar McIntyre in the ruck was dominating , and had to ruck all day when Luke Velluto came off injured, Kane Veliou, Michael Del Monte and Brody Tardio started to overwhelm Marcellin`s on-ballers and never let up for the rest of the match , and captain Michael Mitris as usual was a colossus in many marking contests all over the ground. Defenders Trent Marshall , Jordan Stanton and Anthony Willison kept Marcellin`s forwards in check all day and set up many attacks.
The third term saw Marcellin get back in front with the aid of a strong wind and they went in with a 6 point lead at ¾ time.
Could OIG use the wind and sail home in the last quarter , this was the question , well they did it the hard way with one goal and seven points to Marcellin`s two behinds , only sealing the game in the last couple of minutes .
Next week at home against PEGS.
Best Players: J. Green, P. Hamblin, R. Elphinstone, L. Rush, Z. Tolley, P. Lunn
Old Ivanhoe Grammarians
Best Players: O. McIntyre, M. Del Monte, B. Tardio, K. Veliou, M. Mitris, J. Stanton
|August 24, 2019||2:00 pm||Seniors||2019|
|Oval 1, Bulleen Road, Bulleen|