1978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMIERSHIP SEASON 1978

Derry Robertson, a former MDFA Best and Fairest winner with the Emerald club, was in his second year as OFC Captain/Coach in 1978.

By this time OFC was back in Third Division of the EDFL.

This team was a well blended combination of exciting youth - Shane Fitzgerald, Michael Grimes, Stewart Gardiner and Ian Jennens- and experienced veterans- Roberston, Peter Hayne, Graeme O'Donnell and Peter Milic.

OFC had also benefited from recruiting the Koelewyn brothers from Monbulk,rover Mick Henderson from Mt Evelyn and centreman Danny Hanlon from East Ringwood.

An unusual feature of the season was the massive scorelines kicked by OFC, and at times by our opponents.

We scored over 100 points in 12 of the 18 games. Three players, Henderson, Hayne and Grimes, kicked over 40 goals.

Forest Hill was the stand out team of 1978.

However the Zebras had their colours lowered in a July trip to Olinda when the home team scored two late goals on the back of controversial decisions involving the veteran Hayne.

Subsequently Forest Hill's season lost momentum and OFC thrashed them by 72 points in the Second Semi before accounting for a plucky Coldstream in the Grand Final.

Historical Perspective- the core group of this team went on to have a major impact in EDFL Second Division under David Quinn.

In particular OFC kicked 9.20 to lose a Second Semi against Blackburn  in 1980 and the following year went a step further, losing a Prelim to Doncaster. It was an ill-tempered match that many thought OFC could have won and earned a shot at promotion to First Division.

 

 ROUND  HOME TEAM SCORE   AWAY TEAM  SCORE
 1  SANDOWN  12.7.79  OLINDA FC  10.18.78
 2  OLINDA FC  27.22.184  WANTIRNA STH  14.11.95
 3  MOOROOLBARK  7.17.59  OLINDA FC  11.18.84
 4  OLINDA FC  17.24.126  MONTROSE  18.19.127
 5  NUNNAWADING  24.9.153  OLINDA FC  21.19.145
 6  OLINDA FC  18.23.131  YARRA GLEN  6.7.43
 7  THE BASIN  13.10.88  OLINDA FC  23.16.154
 8  OLINDA FC  19.14.128  WARRANDYTE  9.12.66
 9  NORWOOD  14.14..98  OLINDA FC  16.16.112
 10  OLINDA FC  10.8.68  COLDSTREAM  2.8.20
 11  BYE  .  .  .
 12  ROWVILLE  6.5.41  OLINDA FC  9.12.66
 13  OLINDA FC  18.12.120  FOREST HILL  18.10.118
 14  OLINDA FC  22.23.155  SANDOWN  1.6.12
 15  WANTIRNA STH  0.5.5  OLINDA FC  20.14.134
 16  OLINDA FC  14.13.97  MOOROOLBARK  11.9.75
 17  MONTROSE  10.16.76  OLINDA FC  18.13.121
 18  OLINDA FC  16.15.111  NUNNAWADING  10.17.79
 TEAM  WON  LOST  BYE  %  PTS
 FOREST HILL  13  2  2  156  62
 OLINDA FC  14  3  1  164  60
 COLDSTREAM  12  5  1  125  52
 ROWVILLE  12  5  1  113  52
 MONTROSE  11  5  1  131  50
 NORWOOD  10  7  1  106  44
 WARRANDYTE  9  7  2  106  44
 MOOROOLBARK  8  9  1  94  36
 NUNNAWADING  7  9  1  92  34
 YARRA GLEN  4  12  2  81  24
 SANDOWN  3  12  2  61  22
 THE BASIN  3  13  2  90  20
 WANTIRNA STH  0  17  1  43  4

 FINALS

 

 2ND SEMI  FOREST HILL  7.4.46 OLINDA FC 18.10.118 
 GRAND FINAL  OLINDA FC  14.9.93  COLDSTREAM  10.13.73

GOALS PETER HAYNE 3

BEST L KOELEWYN J GRAHAM S FITZGERALD P MILIC P THORTON R WALL


PREMIERSHIP TEAM

 B  JOHN PANIOTY  JEFF KOELEWYN  STEVE HARRIS
 H/B  JOHN GRAHAM  PETER THORTON  LEO KOELEWYN
 C  STUART GARDINER  DANNY HANLON  RICK WALL
 H/F  MICK GRIMES  BRUCE LOWERY  SHANE FITZGERALD
 F  IAN JENNINGS  PETER HAYNE  JEFF ROBERTS
 R  PETER MILIC  DERRY ROBERTSON  MICK HENDERSON
 INT  G O'DONNELL  IAN BOULTER  .

 

 COACH  DERRY ROBERTSON
 CAPTAIN  DERRY ROBERTSON
 B+F  MICK HENDERSON
 BEST IN GF  LEO KOELEWYN
 GOAL KICKER  MICK HENDERSON

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POS TEAM % Won
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