Power House 8.10-58 defeated by Albert Park 16.12-108
Goal Kickers: L. Johnston 2, B. Leske , L. Stubbs , A. Kuhanez , M. Webb , D. Burnside , W. Slater
Best Players: S. Shanks, P. Mackney, A. Collett, D. Baker, W. Slater, J. Avery
Going into the game, this was Power House’s last real chance of securing a finals berth sitting only 1 and a half games out of September action.
This game against old rivals for The Lakeside Cup was a key fixture for the season and a real test to see whether we could take our season further.
The team went into the encounter with a few key ommissions but this gave a couple of players their first chance to impress at senior football.
The Falcons opened up strongly and kicked away to a 21 point quarter time lead and stretched that to a 42 point half time gap.
The boys were under the pump and being pressured each time they took hold of the ball.
The sides battled hard throughout the second half and a last quarter lift saw the boys go down by 50 points in a disappointing result.
The Falcons took home the Lakeside Cup.
Best for the House were first gamer Phil Mackney and Stuart Shanks down back while the consistent trio of Adam Collett, Darren Baker and Dave Burnside worked hard.
Leroy Johnston was the main goalkicker with 2 majors
Power House 8.5-53 defeated by Albert Park 12.13-85
Goal Kickers: H. Miller 2, D. Richards , R. Tolliday , A. Reynolds , N. Moresi , C. Barratt
Best Players: A. Reynolds, D. Mitchell, M. Flindt, D. Eastey, J. Cunsolo, N. Moresi
A disappointing result for the Reserves who were eyeing off 5th place and needed to beat Albert Park to give themselves an opportunity to secure a finals berth.
Injuries had stretched the depth of the side this week but coach Steve Webb had them fired up at the first bounce
The game was a tight affair for the first half with The House leading at the first break while Albert Park took a 6 point lead into the main break.
After half time it was all the Falcons who booted 6 goals to 2 after the interval to run out comfortable winners by 32 points.
Best for the House were Aiden Reynolds and Dom Mitchell while Rich Tolliday found some good form. Joe Cunsolo was solid and Duncan Eastey was good.
Heath Miller booted 2 majors