Grove wins thriller in opening round

Ocean Grove reserves assistant Harry Dodds hugs new recruit Kurt Cole after the final siren where the Grubbers claimed a three-point win over Newcomb. 192352


Ocean Grove defeated Newcomb in an exciting reserves grade clash on Saturday 6 April.

Grubber newcomer Cory Connor booted four goals for the home side in the narrow three-point win.

Final scores Ocean Grove 8.6 (54) to Newcomb 8.3 (51).

Newcomb had the momentum and held the Grubbers goalless in the fourth term.

A goal in the final minutes saw the Power reduce margin back to three points though Ocean Grove managed to hold in a tight finish.

Grubber Tom Roberts snared two majors.

The margin blew out to more than three goals in the fourth term before Newcomb fought back and kicked three unanswered goals.

New recruits Cory Connor, Lachie Meadows, Keegan Cuolahan, Kurt Cole, Mitch Cirillo and Jamison Owen all made their debut for Ocean Grove.


Young gun Tom Richardson booted three goals in Ocean Grove’s 11-point win over South Barwon 1 in their Under 19 grading match at McDonald Reserve on Saturday.

Richardson, who played two senior matches for Ocean Grove last year and is the son of club goal-kicking ace Adam Richardson, was named in the best players for the Grubbers.

Ben Bennett also kicked two goals.

Final scores Ocean Grove 8.4 (52) defeated South Barwon 5.11 (41).  

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