POWER HOUSE 11.18-84 lost to ALBERT PARK 18.14-122
Goal Kickers: P. Edwards 5, D. Baker 2, C. Phillips , B. Counsel , N. Brown , G. Norris
Best Players: D. Burnside, P. Edwards, D. Baker, C. Phillips, L. Nevett, J. Whelan
This game was a must win for both teams as they lined up for The “Lakeside Cup”.
Albert Park started the better side kicking away to a handy early lead with a 5 goals to 1 first stanza.
The honors were still with the Falcons as they went into the main break with a well deserved 5 goal lead.
Edwards was still causing headaches for the opposition despite a heavy knock to the head while Burnside was toiling away.
In the third quarter, the boys came out to play and served up a 7 goals to 4 goalfest.
Power House was suddenly back in the game as the lead had been reduced to 10 points at the final break.
With an exciting finish on the cards, the anticipation and expectation during the team huddles was intense.
However, the final quarter fizzled out as Albert Park reasserted themselves and wrested back control in a disappointing result for the boys.
Best for the House were Baker, Burnside, Jake Whelan, Lachie Nevett and Clint Phillips while Edwards dominated again with 5 goals.
POWER HOUSE 18.14-122 defeated ALBERT PARK 10.8-68
Goal Kickers: P. Arnold 5, M. Wallis 3, L. Johnston 3, J. Fiorini 2, J. Plazzer 2, J. White 2, W. Elliott
Best Players: N. Moresi, L. Johnston, O. Morris, D. Buckley, P. Arnold, W. Elliott
The Reserves came out firing in the local derby with the team keen to make a statement against the local oppositon.
The first quarter set the standard for the game with 7 goals kicked and a dominant performance around the ground.
The second and third quarters were evenly balanced but Power House blew Albert Park away with a massive last quarter kicking 5 goals to nil.
Veteran Utility Patrick Arnold dominated all day ending with 5 goals and a reminder to the senior selectors that he is far from a spent force.
Boxing superstar Matt Wallis used his exciting pace and silky skills to register 3 goals in his second game back from a high profile boxing career!
Key forward Lee “The Dominator” Johnston held off all challengers and finished with 3 goals of his own while bringing the small players around him into the game.
High flying pacy small forward Jeremy Plazzer put in his third excellent game in a row totally dominating his flank.
Nathan “The Fist” Moresi was his usual dominant self while Olly Morris proved a handful for the opposition.
However, the key to winning the game was the sterling performace of Power Forward Daniel “Don’t call me Nathan” Buckley who showed his selfless side becoming provider for his teammates and leading the “assists”.
Buckley’s no nonsense approach with team lifting tackles, selfless acts of courage and teamwork singlehandedly lifted his team to victory.