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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

 

We celebrated a another 2 wins on the weekend as both teams got the job done against Point Cook.

The Senior game got off to a bad start with Nick Nagel injuring himself in the opening minute and then didn’t take any further part in the game. This affected the team setup and they went into the first change with only one goal on the board.

It was a better second term as the House slammed on 6 goals to 1, Pat Healey was a great target up forward and even Charlie Betts got amongst the goals!

Point cook got on top in the 3rd term and kicked 5 goals to 3, Figs was rebounding beautifully off half back as was Aidan Reynolds, Point Cook may have kicked more if it wasn’t for these boys effort!

The last term was a sight to behold as the House slammed on 9 goals to 1. Ryal Yak chipped in with a couple of goals but the star of the day was River Carroll who ended up with 8 goals.

All in all it was a huge team effort but the good news is there is still plenty of improvement left in the boys, this point was driven home by Coach  Ant Voyage after the game.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: R. Carroll 8, R. Yak 2, P. Healey 2, C. Betts 2, L. Stubbs 2, B. Murray, S. Devine, D. Baker, E. Edwards
Best Players: R. Carroll, F. O”deasmhunaigh, A. Reynolds, B. Murray, P. Healey, L. Stubbs

 

In the Reserves it was a real arm wrestle for the first half before the House kicked out to a 7 goal lead at 3 quarter time. Point Cook came back hard in the last but the boys managed to hold on. Patty Arnold was best on ground in his 200th with 4 goals while Dec Nannery continued his push for a senior recall with 2 goals.

Matty Trounce was good again providing run all day and Jarryd Brutonn was also in the best.

At 2-2 we face another big challenge this week against La Trobe who are in some ripping form.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: P.Arnold 4, D.Nannery 2, S.Circosta, J.Brutonn, B.Kyne, A.McKewen
Best Players: P.Arnold, D.Nannery, D.Fogarty, S.Circosta, J.Brutonn, M.Trounce

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VALE

David “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick

It is with a very sad heart that the Power House Football Club announces the shock passing of David “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick.

Fitzy passed suddenly at his home last week.

Fitzy came to Power House in 2005 and has been a fixture at the club in his role as Match Day Manager for 13 years.

He had many friends at the club and around the VAFA and was one of the hardest working people at Power House.

In his role he would set up the ground, set up the rooms, mark grounds, set up goal posts, benches, support and escort umpires, complete paperwork, enter online scores, arrange officials for the day and when needed, would wave the flags or time keep and would also wash uniforms… each week he did “whatever it takes” to get things done.

He lived by the Power House ethos of “Service without Recognition”

He will be remembered for his passion for all things Power House and was a friend to all he met.

One of his greatest joys was getting into the post match circle and belting out the team song each week with his mates!

Always willing to lend an opinion, tell a story or offer advice, Fitzy had a heart of gold.

He would often be the last one at a club function, sitting at the end of the bar telling stories of his heyday.

He will be truly missed by everyone at the club and the whole Power House community.

Funeral Details are as follows:

The Main Service Date: Wednesday May 10th

Time: 1pm Place: Sacred Heart, Kew

Wake: after the service at the Power House AFC facilities

Private graveside burial Date: May 11th Time: tba (morning) Place: Springvale Cemetery

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Round 3 – Match Reports

The Seniors continued on their merry way with a devastating 7 goal first quarter against a previously unbeaten Canterbury.

Nick Nagel was pulling down everything that came his way and ended up with a huge bag of 12 goals, his performance even got him a write up on the VAFA website ($2 fine on Thursday night!). He even managed to kick the 12 despite Captain Adam Collett cleaning him up in an effort to snag a goal! (again $2 fine on Thursday!)

Euan Edwards was solid across half back along with James Huf who has started the season in good touch.

Veteran Darren Baker was everywhere, kicked 2 goals, and waived his hands in the air like he just didn’t care.

Tal Sardone ran all day and his attack on the football was fantastic. Figs also relished his new role as an attacking back man…. you wouldn’t want to be in his way when he is charging off half back!

All in all it was a huge team performance as the boys ran out 58 point victors. The boys now sit equal top at 3-0 with UHS-VU with another must win game against Point Cook at home on Saturday.

Coach Ant Voyage debriefs the boys after a big win.

 

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: N. Nagel 12, D. Baker 2, S. Confait, C. Betts, S. Devine, R. Yak
Best Players: N. Nagel, E. Edwards, J. Huf, F. O”deasmhunaigh, L. Stubbs, T. Sardone

Reserves

In the Reserves it was a hard fought contest, those in attendance marvelled at the quality of the match as both teams ran the football well and shared the momentum.

Nick Brown was HUGE in his PHAFC comeback, he marked well over head and gave the forwards first use of the football – he even ended up with 2 goals himself.

Dec Nannery made the most of his opportunities up forward with 4 majors while Patty Arnold in game 199 slotted 3.

Old timers Phil Mackney and Greg Bell were solid all day and threw their weight around, Phil was even ordered by the opposition umpire to take it easy on some of the Canterbury players!! They also managed to give themselves votes…. ($2)

We were right in it up until the last quarter but couldn’t quite come home with the points. Once again it was a game we could have won but we now find ourselves 1-2 and a win this weekend is a non-negotiable!

A big thank you must go out to Canterbury FC who helped observe a moments silence before the game and didn’t sing their song post game as a mark of respect for our loss of Fitzy.

Players from both Reserves sides observe a minutes silence before the game for our mate ‘Fitzy’.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: D. Nannery 4, P. Arnold 3, N. Brown 2, D. Eastey 2, G. Lester
Best Players: N. Brown, G. Bell, C. Browne, P. Mackney, S. Circosta, D. Nannery

Round 2 – Match Reports

The Seniors continued their impressive start to 2017 with a thumping 69 point win over Albert Park.

After a tight first quarter PHAFC eventually got a hold of the contest. Nick Nagel was marking everything and ended up with an 8 goal haul (he could of had 13 had he kicked straight!).

New recruits Tal Sardone and Darcy Grasby were everywhere and really contributed to a big win, Big Sauce Steve Devine rucked magnificently and River Carroll played an eye catching game taking out the Lakeside Medal.

It was a good crowd at the Ross Gregory to see the game, Essendon Captain Dyson Heppell came down to watch his mate Nick Nagel kick a bag and was even in the rooms for the post match song. Dyson also posed for a couple of photos with a few young fans – great stuff!

We now head to Canterbury next week who have been equally impressive with 2 wins to start the year, we were beaten soundly at the same fixture last year – a point not lost on the Senior coach, so we will be out for some retribution.

For the Reserves it was a disappointing day at the office, with 10 changes to the round 1 team it was always going to be tough getting the team to gel.

We had many players playing their first game of Footy for the club, some who haven’t played in years – so it’s going to take time to get into the swing of things.

Josh Auchettl played well and ran his guts out all day, Matty Trounce also played a fine game and snagged a couple of goals. Patty Arnold scored 3 goals but missed a few he would have liked to have kicked; while Dan Stuart also popped up with a couple of goals.

We will have a few senior players back into the team this week which will give us every chance of knocking off the Canterbury 2s.

Seniors result:

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: N. Nagel 8, R. Yak 3, S. Devine, D. Baker, B. Circosta, P. Healey, A. Collett, T. Kenneally, B. Murray, R. Carroll
Best Players: R. Carroll, R. Yak, N. Nagel, P. Healey, D. Grasby, T. Sardone

Reserves result:

POWER HOUSE AFC
Goal Kickers: P. Arnold 3, D. Stuart 2, M. Trounce 2, J. Auchettl

Best Players: S. Circosta, D. Stuart, M. Trounce, H. Miller, J. Auchettl, P. Arnold

 

Round 1 Match Reports – PHAFC Kick off year with 2 wins!

2017 season underway with two huge wins on a day of sunshine and rain!

It was a huge day for the club on Saturday with the unveiling of the Heritage jumper and two big wins!

It was a day of contrast as the Reserves battled it out in the glaring sunshine while the Seniors slugged it out in some extreme wet weather.

As you can see from the scores below both teams battled it out all day to get the win.

For the Seniors Steve Devine was magnificent all day in the ruck and managed to jag a couple of goals, Nick Nagel and River Carroll we also busy up forward kicking 7 goals between them. Tim Kenneally was tenacious in his attack on the football while Adam Collett and Charlie Betts racked up possessions at will.

The game was in the balance in the last quarter with Westbourne taking the lead out to 10  points, but to the boys credit the dug in and kicked the last few goals of the game. Westbourne are one of the favourites for the D3 flag this year, so it’s a massive boost for us to knock them off.

Seniors

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Power House AFC 3.2-20 8.5-53 13.7-85 15.16-106
Westbourne Grammarians 4.6-30 9.8-62 12.10-82 14.12-96

Goal Kickers: R. Carroll 4, N. Nagel 3, S. Confait 2, S. Devine 2, L. Stubbs, B. Circosta, T. Kenneally, A. Collett
Best Players: T. Kenneally, C. Betts, A. Collett, R. Carroll, S. Devine, E. Nyary

In the Reserves Westbourne started very strongly before we pegged them back and there wasn’t much in it at quarter time. It was an arm wrestle all day with the lead not getting away from us at any stage. The Third quarter was huge as we rebounded off half back thanks to the vice-like hands of Greg Bell, New players Jarryd Brutonn and John Temme provided some great run.

Pat Healy was also clunking all the balls kicked in his direction, it was an impressive start from Pat which also included a nice left foot snap goal in the last quarter. Old timers Patrick Arnold and Daniel Buckley were accurate in front of goal with 3 majors each and provided good targets up forward.

On the back of Saturdays win in the reserves game we are saddened to hear that one of Westbourne’s favourite sons Mitch Herman has remained in hospital with head injuries after a tackle in the First Quarter.
Powerhouse President Nic Pavlou has offered the clubs full support to Westbourne and the family and has spoken to both the Westbourne President Wayne Flemming and Mitch’s Father Steve.
Steve Herman was very thankful of the care we took to assist Mitch from the field, thanks to Fiachra o deasmhunaigh for assisting Mitch from the field and providing expert medical advice.
Mitch is in our thoughts and prayers and we wish him a full and fast recovery.

It was a rough game with a few tussles, when the final siren went it was pure jubilation! It was a magnificent way ti send off club favourite and life member Paddy Barrett, he was chaired from the ground the sound of thunderous applause. In the room after President Nic Pavlou lauded Paddy for his contribution to PHAFC and presented him with the match ball.

The festivities kicked on well into the night as we gave Paddy a fitting farewell bash, Paddy gave one more emotional speech (maybe it was the beer talking) and then we partied the rest of the night way.

It’s not goodbye, it’s see you soon! Paddy will be back again one day, even if just for a quick visit I am sure!

Reserves

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Power House AFC 3.0-18 5.2-32 7.4-46 10.8-68
Westbourne Grammarians 4.3-27 7.5-47 7.10-52 9.10-64

Goal Kickers: P. Arnold 3, D. Buckley 3, P. Healey, C. Browne, J. Bruton, P. Ellis
Best Players: J. Temme, S. Circosta, D. Eastey, C. Browne, J. Bruton, P. Healey