2015 Campbell Cup Premiers

2015 Campbell Cup Premiers

With a solid season performance, missing the minor premiership by 1 point, Oatley's Thirsty Thirds were again playing September Football....though not in September. A major reshuffle of the Subbies comp in 2015 saw Divisions 2 & 3 reduced from 10 team to an 8 team competitions. The Rugby season was effectively shortened by 4 weeks, primarily to coincide with the social status at the heart of the Subbies Rugby Competition

In the Major Semi Final, Oatley took on Minor Premiers, Waverely. The Thirsty Thirds had made the play offs several times in recent seasons, but had been unable to come away with the chocolates. This Season the3rd grade squad looked different. They not only wanted to lift the cup, they wanted to do it for each other. The spirit around the team was strong. The Belief and trust each player had in his teammates as evident. A comprehensive 33-0 Victory over Waverley at Norford Park on 15 August 2015  saw the Lads secure a weekend off and a berth in the Grand Final..

​With Epping defeating Waverley 11-0 the following weekend, the stage was set for the 2015 Campbell Cup Grand final. 

The Spirit that the 3rd Grade Boys had shown in the Semi Final, had only grown stronger. This team spirit was compounded by news that  a stalwart of the team would be ineligible to  take the field. The Boys were on a mission, they now had a point to prove.

Many of the Oatley faithful had ventured out to the home of the Two Blue, Granville Rugby Park, on 29 August to see the match. A supporters Tunnel was formed to clap on 3rd Grade, with the help of some of the Waverley Specators, the tunnel that started outside the dead-ball line was shoulder to shoulder past the Half way mark. It appeared the majority of the crowd were backing the men wearing Green and Gold.

When the Game got underway, Oatley dominated most of the play. Field position was fairly even through out the match. Oatley's defensive effort and the ability to quickly turn defense into attack saw the Boys gain the upper hand and get across the Epping line. There were many great individual efforts throughout the game, but from the sideline it appeared that the general support play, excellent discipline and the entire squads defensive effort  was what would win out in the end.  

The Final Result, no team crossed the Oatley Try line in the 2015 final series, and a very comprehensive victory Oatley 36 -Epping 3. 


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