POWER HOUSE 27.17-179 defeated WEST BRUNSWICK 6.6-42
Goal Kickers: P. Edwards 11, G. Tubridy 4, R. Webb 3, J. Fiorini 2, J. Whelan , D. Baker , G. Norris , M. Spiliotacopoulos , T. Hinck , D. Burnside , D. Bowden
Best Players: G. Tubridy, P. Edwards, D. Baker, B. McLean, A. Kuhanez, T. Saraw
In an important, defining game, West Brunswick ventured to the Ross Gregory full of expectation after their big win last week. What greeted them was a Power House side full of determination, effort and energy and a commitment to a game plan for 4 quarters.
We opened well kicking to the Albert Road end and totally dominated the first quarter with many unselfish acts allowing the ball an easy flow into our forward 50. A nice goal from the boundary from Hinck was the first quarter highlight as was a long running goal from Fiorini. We went to the break with a 5 goal lead. What followed was probably the best 30 minutes of football for 2011 as we completely dominated the opposition in a 9 goal quarter. Edwards was unstoppable with 7 goals by half time while the midfield led by co-captain Baker, Saraw, Spiliotacopoulos and Whelan was absolutely dominant.
We went in with a half time lead of 12 goals. During the break, Coach Pike asked the team not to let up the intensity and attack on the ball and not let complacency creep in. The boys did just that in the second half completely dominating the game and pulling away to a 137 point drubbing. Edwards was the best amongst the goals with a big bag of 11 while newcomer Gerry Tubridy booted 4 and caused plenty of frontal pressure around the forward line. Webb found some form with 3 goals while returning Fiorini kicked 2 goals from his wing. Nick Brown was hard at the ball across half back and Blake McLean, playing his second game, took countless refelling marks in defence. Baker, Saraw and Burnside dominated while the defence was miserly conceding only 6 goals in a dominant display.
A long overdue victory saw the team sing, belted out with pride and passion.
POWER HOUSE 4.8-32 lost to WEST BRUNSWICK 12 .7-79
Goal Kickers: P. Arnold 2, J White, M. Devine
Best Players: J Walsh, N. Moresi, R Somers, S Davidson, W Elliot, B Gair
A disappointing result for the Reserves. We stared brightly kicking the first two goals but let the opposition in for a late goal as we took a 3 point lead into the first break. The second quarter saw the game close right up and we missed a couple of set shots in the tricky wind which saw us trail by only 4 points at the half. West Brunswick were shutting down power-forward Buckley so coach Elliott moved wily veteran Arnold to the goalsquare which paid immediate dividends with 2 goals for the quarter. Rob Somers was battling away and with Walsh and Moresi continuing to dominate down back, we were holding our own until late in the quarter, we slipped and conceded 3 goals. The Westies had their tales up in the last quarter and cruised away to a comfortable victory despite some determined efforts from Davidson, Cleary and Elliott and Matt Devine. Good to have Neil Todd on the pitch again after a long absence. Ben Gair repelled many attacks from half back while White was bizzarely sent off in the last few minutes after throwing his mouthguard at his opponent in sheer frustration!