By ROY WARD
SPRINGVALE Districts coach Clint Einsiedel has described his side’s loss to rival Oakleigh District as “pathetic” after the Demons fell to a 93-point defeat at Princes Highway Reserve, Oakleigh, on Saturday.
Going into the match the highly rated Demons were expected to go toe to toe with a home side that has undergone key changes under new coach Steven Wright leading into the Southern Football League division 2 season.
But that close match-up was blown out of the water in the second half. District went from leading by 20 points at half-time to clock up 14 goals to one and storm to victory.
District ran rampant, finding every way to goal with Sasha Danilovic (five goals) and Paul Fermanis (three goals) leading the way.
Justin Isaac, Joe Sibilia, John Margetis, Jason Thexton and Elvis Alimovski (two goals each) all proved dangerous. Even fleet-footed rover Khaled Kandakji joined in the action, kicking a running goal and celebrating with vigour.
Einsiedel refused to blame the absence of a few senior players for the loss and deemed such a performance unacceptable. “We were right in the game at half time. I mean being 20 points down we were a red hot chance of winning.
“Then to put on a pathetic performance like that is unacceptable. You can’t let a side kick 13 or 14 goals on you in a half. We didn’t show any fight or any pride in the jumper, particularly in the last term.”
Matthew Thompson, Chris Koenings, Kris Thompson, Shannon Brown and Gavin Vassallo were named best players for the Demons.
Einsiedel said his side has to show major improvement when it faces East Malvern at Springvale Reserve this Saturday. “Our form was hard to judge following our first two games. We can’t bring this kind of performance to the table again.”
The day was even worse for the Demons when David Ford was red-carded in the third term after a confrontation with an Oakleigh District player.
Einsiedel said Ford was also reported in the incident and is likely to face the SFL tribunal this week.
Victorian Football League:
Casey Scorpions played North Ballarat yesterday.
Dandenong Stingrays 17.9 (111) d Western Jets 8.9 (57).
Southern Football League:
Division 1: St Kilda City 17.16 (118) d Clayton 7.7 (49); St Paul’s 12.12 (84) d Heatherton 9.10(64); Dingley 13.16 (94) d Highett 6.12 (48).
Division 2: Oakleigh District 23.7 (145) d Springvale Districts 7.10 (52); Murrumbeena 10.10 (70) d Southern Dragons 10.9 (69).
Division 3: Doveton Eagles 16.17 (113) d Hallam 11.8 (74); Endeavour Hills 17.13 (115) d Lyndale 10.12 (72); Moorabbin 14.8 (92) d Dandenong 10.11 (71); Sandown 10.14 (74) d Mount Waverley 1.8 (14).
Eastern Football League:
Division 1: Lilydale 17.16 (118) d Croydon 11.4(70); Scoresby 11.12 (78) d Blackburn 9.6(60); Knox 12.22 (94) d South Croydon 8.4(52); East Burwood 18.9 (117) d East Ringwood 13.8 (86); Norwood 10.13 (73) d Noble Park 10.8 (68).
Division 2: Rowville 17.11 (113) d Montrose 13.16 (94); Mooroolbark 15.13 (103) d Bayswater 12.8 (80); Upper Ferntree Gully 15.16 (106) d Mulgrave 15.7 (97); Doncaster East 11.8 (74) d Waverley Blues 6.6 (42).
Division 3: Glen Waverley Hawks 13.10 (88) d Templestowe 12.14 (86); Wantirna South 21.13(139) d Warrandyte 8.10 (58); Boronia 14.10 (94) d Mitcham 10.9 (69).
Division 4: The Basin 18.18 (126) d Kilsyth 7.7(49); Ferntree Gully 15.15 (105) d Silvan 13.13 (91); South Belgrave 36.25 (241) d Surrey Park 9.15 (69).
Casey Cardinia Football League: Berwick 15.10 (100)d ROC 7.5 (47); Cranbourne15.14 (104) d Narre Warren 15.13 (103); Keysborough 25.11 (161) d Hampton Park 12.7 (79); Beaconsfield 14.12 (96) d Pakenham 9.12 (66); Doveton 12.16 (88) d Tooradin-Dalmore 7.17(59).
For full results, click on Scoreboard at upper right.
Victorian Football League: Geelong v Casey Scorpions, Simonds Stadium, 10am.
TAC Cup: Oakleigh Chargers v Dandenong Stingrays, Warrawee Park, 11am.
Southern Football League:
Division 1: Mordialloc vs Heatherton, Ben Kavanagh Reserve, 2pm; Clayton v Highett, Meade Reserve, 2pm; Dingley v Chelsea Heights, Souter Oval, 2.30pm.
Division 2: South Yarra v Southern Dragons, Fritsch Holzer Park, 2pm; Hampton v Oakleigh District, Peterson Street Reserve, 2pm; Springvale Districts v East Malvern, Springvale Reserve, 2pm.
Division 3: Lyndale v Sandown, Barry Powell Reserve, 2pm; Ashwood v Dandenong, Essex Heights Reserve, 2pm; Mount Waverley v Hallam, Mayfield Reserve, 2pm; Doveton Eagles v Caulfield, Power Reserve, 2pm; Moorabbin v Endeavour Hills, Widdop Crescent Reserve, 2pm.
Eastern Football League:
Division 1: Balwyn v Norwood, Balwyn Park, 2.10pm; South Croydon v Lilydale, Cheong Park, 2.10pm; Knox v Scoresby, Knox Gardens Reserve, 2.10pm; Blackburn v Croydon, Morton Park, 2.10pm; Noble Park v East Ringwood, Pat Wright Senior Oval, 2.10pm.
Division 2: Donvale v Mooroolbark, Donvale Reserve, 2.10pm; Upper Ferntree Gully v Waverley Blues, Kings Park, 2.10pm; Mulgrave v Montrose, Mulgrave Reserve, 2.10pm; Rowville v Doncaster, Seebeck Oval, 2.10pm; Doncaster East v Bayswater, Zerbes Reserve, 2.10pm.
Division 3: Glen Waverley Hawks v Ringwood, Capital Reserve, 2.10pm; North Ringwood v Mitcham, Quambee Reserve, 2.10pm; Boronia v Heathmont, Tormore Reserve, 2.10pm; Whitehorse Pioneers v Coldstream, Walker Park, 2.10pm; Wantirna South v Chirnside Park, Wantirna Reserve, 2.10pm.
Casey Cardinia Football League: Cranbourne v Pakenham, Casey Fields, 2.15pm; Narre Warren v Hampton Park, Kalora Park, 2.15pm; ROC v Tooradin-Dalmore, Officer Recreation Reserve, 2.15pm; Doveton v Keysborough, Robinson Oval, 2.15pm; Beaconsfield v Berwick, Perc Allison Oval, Sunday 2.15pm.
All games on Saturday unless otherwise stated.