Goal Kickers: L. Johnston 3, A. Collett 3, W. Slater , D. Buckley , S. Watson , L. Stubbs , D. Baker
Best Players: R. Webb, L. Johnston, M. Conomy, D. Burnside, A. Collett, J. Avery
The final games for 2013 was away to Richmond Central at the Snake Pit. The local parking inspectors were in force booking over 100 vehicles while the two games were played in a disgraceful effort! The first quarter was a close tight encounter which saw the sides trade 7 goals with The Snakes ended the first stanza 8 points up. Adam Collett was danfgerous around the ball while Darren Baker and Dave Burnside were proving their worth. Jacob Avery continued his fine form while the Webb brothers were busy. The second stanza saw the boys fall away for a brief period and allowed Richmond to kick clear and we went into the sheds 25 points down. A quick half time snack from Fitzy’s Canteen saw our wallets emptied in exchange for a pricey feed. Things haven’t changed! The boys lifted in the second half and put Richmond to the test. Physical pressure and hard running saw the game tighten up and the Snakes couldn’t break clear as the Power House boys kept fighting back. There were no inches given as the side fought hard to the death to finally succumbed to Richmond by 30 points. Lee Johnston was a hero up forward booting 3 while Adam Collett put in a clear best afield performance collecting disposals at will, soundly defeating his opponents and drifting forward at will to boot 3 goals and have a hand in 5 others. Darren Baker and Dave Burnside contiued their solid end to the season while Mark Conomy and Jacob Averywere solid down back. Ricky Webb took on the opposition with no fear inone of his best games for the club. The Seniors now have a well earned break and look to rest up and recruit in preparation for a crack at 2014 glory. The boys agreed to find one mate each to bring along to play next season as we aim to make a statement in Division 3.
Power House 7.2-44 defeated by Richmond Central 12.18-90
Goal Kickers: P Arnold 3, B Lonsdale 2, B Kyne, C Barrett
Best Players: D. Mitchell, P. Arnold, M. Lynch, B. Cox, B. Kyne, W. Summons
This match was all about Dom Mitchell who earned best on ground votes with stellar performance. He was everywhere and reminded us all of a young Euan Edwards in the way he attacked the ball and moved like a gazelle. Veteran Swingman Patrick Arnold dominated wherever he played reliving past glories with a stellar performance on the eve of his 150th game for Power House. Irish Michael Lynch played his heart out while Nathan Moresi and Grant Murphy were active. Euan “The Human Ego” Edwards decided not to extend himself today as he selflessly put himself in cotton wool in preparation for a huge finals game next week. Best mate Heath “Keith” Miller looked like he had been on the tiles all night but mnanaged to clear his head by half time and put in a solid second half. The German Drinking Machine Mike “Plums” Flindt was at his best again running into umpires, opponents and team mates alike in pursuit of the pill. Benny “The People’s Beard” Lonsdale was in everything as usual offereing plenty of targets up forward while “Philthy” Phil Mackney was at his brutal best. The Reserves did enough to qualify in 6th place for the 2013 finals and move into next week with a bit of work to do to before they face the might of Kew in the Qualifying Final.