Grubbers searching for first win

Ed Dayman has had a superb season in the ruck. (Ivan Kemp) 350265_01

Justin Flynn takes a look at Ocean Grove’s footy season from seniors through to Under 14s.


Ladder: 10th

A winless season so far probably doesn’t tell the full story of the rebuilding Grubbers. They have been in most games at some point. A lack of scoring power seems to be hurting them, but at times, they have played seriously good footy. The aim now is to stick to the process and reap the rewards further down the track. Ruckman Ed Dayman is probably leading the B&F at the moment while Max Sutton wouldn’t be too far behind.


Ladder: 6th

That round 6 loss to Geelong Amateur by three points really hurt. The Grubbers play Newcomb and Anglesea after the break and will start favourites in both before a huge game against Drysdale to round off the first half of the season.

Under 18 Tyrell

A loss to Torquay and then a competitive loss to Barwon Heads started the grading games, which will see the team in Division 3. A big win against Grovedale in the final grading game gave the side a lot of hope going forward. Matt Brennan has been in the bests each week while Jack Every has booted seven goals.

Under 18 McCartney

A loss in round 1, a three-point loss to Joeys in round 2, a big win against Bell Park the week after and a huge 162-point win against Ammos. James Robbins, Hugo Walsh and Jace Collins have all had a taste of senior footy while Billy Hayward has been super consistent. The team will compete in Division 1 this season.

Under 16 Neeld

Three big wins looks set to propel the team into Division 1 with one grading game to play. Byron Hansford has two hauls of five goals and another bag of three.

Under 16 McTaggart

The side has improved each week despite losing all three games. The final grading game is against Surf Coast Suns. Charlie Rae has had a good season so far.

Under 16 Sherwell

Two wins and a loss. Grady Kerin has been in the bests twice as has Ryan Tolley and Malakai Walker.

Under 16 Beaton

The girls had a big loss in round 1, but then thrashed Torquay by 168 points, had a narrow loss to Peninsula Sharks before rebounding with a gritty win against Joeys. Those results will see the team compete in Division 2. Holly Confoy has been consistent along with Tannah Andrews and Georgia Rolfs and Siena King booted six goals in round 2.

Under 14 Every

Three losses so far, but there were good signs in round 3. Cooper Levis has been in the best each week and Ted Spurdens, Austin Rose, Owen Gallagher and Nate Bush twice.

Under 14 Walter

A 101-point win against Barwon Heads in round 3 has been the highlight of the season so far. Jedah Zurawel has led the way while Harry Larsen and Sam McNamee have also been good.

Under 14 Pearson

A 40-point win against East Geelong the highlight. Brodie Edmond has featured in the best every game while Finn Briggs, Harry Jankowski, Tommy Pallero and Ryder Schuller have played well.

Under 14 Dean

Tough going the first two weeks, but an encouraging one-point loss in round 3. Harry Bright has had a fine season as have Billy Bianco, Dylan Atkins and Aerie Strode.

Under 14 Tisdale

Two wins and two losses will see the girl play in Division 1. Sammi Needham and Hahana Young have featured in the best players each week.

Under 14 Lamb

The girls will compete in Division 2 with Ellie Rundle is having a great season as has Grace Tolley while Bridie Brown, Isabella Montgomery, Lola Rutley and Phoebe Punchard have played well.