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