Round 9 Match Reports

It was a glorious trip out to St James Park on Saturday as both the PHAFC teams came away with the points!

In the Seniors, it was a case of a ‘River burst’ as River Carroll kicked 6 goals, he was well supported by Nick Nagel (4 goals) and Sam Confait (2 goals), Sammy even managed to take the ‘Impact Trades’ mark of the day as he straddled a Swinburne players’ shoulders in a pack contest.

Darren Baker continued his good form as did Nick Brown and Tal Sardone.

For the Reserves, it was a memorable day as we played a solid 4 quarter match for the first time in weeks! AJ McKewen was a standout performer with 5 goals, Greg ‘Swingman’ Bell switched to the forward line and starred with 3 first half goals and Dave ‘Kirk’ Cameron also kicked 2 goals.

Then there was Phil ‘Princess’ Mackney put on a monster performance and must of had Gary Ablett like stats come games end.

It was a great win as we finished the game with half a bench, to lose the lead in the last quarter and come home strong was a really pleasing performance from the boys.

Seniors

Reserves

 

Apologies to all, there are no photos available this week as Gerry Cleary was left in charge – suffice to say none were up to the high standard we keep here at PHAFC!

 

Round 8 – Match Reports

In Round 8 action we saw the Seniors back on the winners list as they slugged out a good win over Richmond Central.

Eddie Nyary played his best game for the club and Figs continued his damaging 2017 form, Tal Sardone, Nick Brown and Dec Nannery were also amongst the best.

All in all, it was a wonderful team performance and keeps the boys 2 games clear in 2nd spot, UHS came from behind to eventually run out comfortable winners over Canterbury and remain a game clear on top.

For the Reserves, it was a tale of two halves. The boys played a great first 50 minutes with the 2nd quarter being some of the best footy we’ve played all year. Dom Fogarty and Cillian Browne were providing much run, newcomer Dave “Buckets” Cameron was marking everything that came his way and Lee Johnston (playing his first 2017 game) wound back the clock with a couple of classy goals.

In the Third quarter, it all went pear-shaped as Richmond wend on a rampage, they kicked the first goal inside 20 seconds and the PHAFC boys lost their way.

In the end, it was a 9 goal to 1 second half, Coach Phil Mackney was very disappointed as was the rest of the playing group. We have much to work on in the 2nd half of the year – starting with some fitness!

We’ll get down to training and keep working hard as we head into the Queens Birthday weekend break.

GO HOUSE!

 

Round 7 – Match Reports

It was a disappointing weekend for the club with both teams going down to UHS-VU.

The Seniors suffered their first loss of the season after a dreadful first quarter which saw UHS kick 7 goals to 1. The second quarter was not much better as we kicked 1 goal to 3. 

The House fought back hard in the 3rd term but he deficit was too great as UHS ran away with it in the end. 

One positive was the return of Nick Nagel (4 goals) and Darcy Grasby who played well in their first games back from injury.

In the Reserves, it was always going to be a tough ask against an undefeated UHS. The end result was a 61-point defeat but there were plenty of positives to take out. Sean Marshall played his best game for the club, Gerry Cleary rucked all day, Phil Mackney suffered leather poisoning due to a stack of possessions and Steve Circosta was everywhere.

We have much to work on as a club and we will have to train hard all week as we face a determined Richmond Centrals next week.

Seniors

Reserves

Round 6 Match Results

It was a good weekend for the House with the club getting two wins.

After a very disappointing result the previous week the Reserves bounced back to record a big 88 point over South Melbourne. Patty Arnold continued his good year with 4 goals, Daniel Buckley kicked 2 goals as did Pat ‘Kenny Powers’ Hutchinson.

It was great to see a couple of old timers return for a kick in Joe Cunsolo and Nathan ‘The Fist’ Moresi, although Nathan was questioning his football return after struggling to kick more than 15 metres!

Even though it was a big win it was still a hard fought contest with the boys feeling very sore afterwards, Dom Fogarty ran all day and Ollie Gravelle played his best game for the club to date.

In the Seniors South Melbourne really took it up to the House and played some good football. It was a tight tussle in the first half  and Coach Voyage had some strong words at half time. The boys responded to the challenge and kicked 10 goals in the second half to record a 55 point win.

The Seniors now sit 6-0 and next week take on the also undefeated UHS-VU at the Ross Gregory Oval. The UHS Reserves are also undefeated, so next week looms as a HUGE challenge for the club!

Seniors


Reserves

Round 5 – Match Reports

Round 5 kicked off with the Reserves getting an absolute hiding against La Trobe Uni. In the Seniors though it was a different story running out winners by 39 points.

Seniors Report

River Carroll continued his hot form from the previous week by kicking 4 goals, in Nick Nagel’s absence he really has stepped up. Pat Healey provided a great target up forward booting 2 goals and Luke Stubbs also kicked two majors.

Figs was again dominant across half back rebounding everything, Darren Baker turned back the clock with a vintage performance and Ben Circosta was back to his best form.

The win was setup in the first term with a 4 goal to nothing opening and then again in the 3rd quarter as the House slammed on 6 goals to 2.

The seniors now go 5-0 and 2 games clear in second spot, UHS-VU are also undefeated and looking dangerous.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: R. Carroll 4, P. Healey 2, L. Stubbs 2, R. Yak, S. Circosta, A. Collett, S. Devine, B. Circosta, D. Nannery, D. Baker
Best Players: R. Carroll, F. O”deasmhunaigh, B. Circosta, A. Collett, D. Baker, N. Brown

Reserves Report

After a tough first quarter the boys trailed by 3 goals, Patty Arnold and Grant Lester got on the scoreboard early; but from there that was ‘all she wrote’!. The boys really struggled on the massive ground as their younger Uni opponents ran into space and switched all day.

La Trobe Uni piled on 6 goals in the 2nd term and then 8 goals in the 3rd, Coach Phil Mackney asked the boys for a better effort in the last and they responded by limiting the home team to only one goal.

Dom Fogarty ran all day, Micheal ‘MOG’ O’Gorman played his  best game for the year and Gordon Conochie gathered a heap of touches in just his 3rd ever game of AFL.

It wasn’t a great day to celebrate Bucks’ 100th game, but the boys still chaired him from the ground.

We now face South Melbourne in a must win game next Saturday and look forward to welcoming back a few key players!

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: G. Lester, P. Arnold
Best Players: S. Marshall, D. Fogarty, M. O”Gorman, P. Mackney, D. Eastey, G. Conochie