1988

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMIERSHIP SEASON 1988

OFC did itself no favours in terms of local football by quitting the MDFL when it was at a low ebb in the mid 1960s then rejoining 20 years later (YVMDFL) when it was facing similar onfield issues.

Consequently OFC found itself in Second Division in 1988 under Playing Coach Ian Symons, a local school teacher from Golden Square in Bendigo.

The club continued to recruit skilled footballers from the Ringwood Cricket Club. Paul Jones was the original link between OFC and RCC.

Centreman Noel King and back pocket Brett Clarke came to us via this relationship. King would go on to become one of OFC's greatest players, winning four Best and Fairest awards.

OFC also benefitted greatly from a particuarly strong group of local youngters who had come through the juniors including Michael Scott, Andrew Greenall and Grant Faull.

That trio won 10 Best and Fairests between them, along with two League awards (Scott and Greenall).

Stephen Rose and Greg Hill provided a very potent ruck combination.

OFC earmarked itself as the team to beat in the first round of the season with an eight goal win at Belgrave.

Twice during the year we kicked over 300 points ( against Panton Hill and South Belgrave).

OFC then defeated Belgrave in straight sets in the finals to take the 1988 Flag. 

Historical Perspective- the key group of players in this team would go on to challenge for the Division One premiership three years later.

Dual Best and Fairest winner and former coach Shane Fitzgerald returned to OFC for this tilt at Div One glory. Ironically Fitzgerald had played for Belgrave in the 1988 season.

 

 ROUND  HOME TEAM SCORE   AWAY TEAM  SCORE
 1  BELGRAVE  12.13.85  OLINDA FC  20.16.136
 2  OLINDA FC  20.17.137  YARRA JUNCTION  11.9.75
 3  POWELLTOWN  10.11.71  OLINDA FC  16.16.112
 4  OLINDA FC  24.23.167  STH BELGRAVE  3.7.25
 5  OLINDA FC  47.29.311  PANTON HILL  0.0.0
 6  SILVAN  13.14.92  OLINDA FC  15.15.105
 7  OLINDA FC  19.12.126  WANDIN  11.12.78
 8  OLINDA FC  15.10.100  BELGRAVE  7.10.52
 9  YARRA JUNCTION  8.15.63  OLINDA FC  26.21.177
 10  OLINDA FC  13.16.94  POWELLTOWN  6.3.39
 11  STH BELGRAVE  1.2.8  OLINDA FC   33.20.228
 12  PANTON HILL  5.4.34  OLINDA FC   36.16.232
 13  OLINDA FC   16.10.106  SILVAN  5.5.35
 14  WANDIN  11.16.82  OLINDA FC   15.18.108
 15  BELGRAVE  14.6.90  OLINDA FC   7.9.51
 16  OLINDA FC  20.18.138  YARRA JUNCTION  1.4.10
 17  POWELLTOWN  14.8.92  OLINDA FC  13.13.91
 18  OLINDA FC  48.33.321  STH BELGRAVE  3.4.22
 TEAM  WON  LOST  %  PTS
 OLINDA FC  16  2  287  64
 BELGRAVE  15  3  206  60
 WANDIN  14  4  204  56
 POWELLTOWN  11  7  139  44
 SILVAN  8  10  98  32
 YARRA JUNCTION  5  13  73  20
 PANTON HILL  2  16  26  8
 STH BELGRAVE  1  17  31  4

 FINALS

 

 2ND SEMI  OLINDA FC  14.13.97  BELGRAVE  11.9.75
 GRAND FINAL  OLINDA FC  23.17.155  BELGRAVE  13.16.94

GOALS S ROSE 4 B SYMMONS 4 M DENGERINK 3 M SCOTT 3 N KING 2 S SMITH 2

BEST G FAULL M DENGERINK S SMITH A GREENALL

 B  JOHN PALLOT  MARTY RANKIN  BRETT CLARKE
 H/B  IAN SYMONS  BILL PALLOT  STEWART BEALE
 C  GRANT FAULL  NOEL KING  CHRIS WHITTAKER
 H/F  SHANE SMITH  BRIAN SYMMONS  MARK DENGERINK
 F  ADAM GAWRONSKI  STEPHEN ROSE  STUART GARDINER
 R  GREG HILL  ANDY GREENALL  MICK SCOTT
 INT  GEOFF WRIGHT  MICHAEL DUIGAN  .

 

 COACH  IAN SYMONS
 CAPTAIN  IAN SYMONS
 B+F  NOEL KING
 BEST IN GF  GRANT FAULL
 GOAL KICKER  BRIAN SYMMONS

 

 

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