Power House 8.8-56 defeated by Kew 17.13-115
Goal Kickers: L. Johnston 2, J. Gatti 2, D. Buckley , G. Tubridy , L. Stubbs , D. Burnside
Best Players: M. Lynch, S. Shanks, D. Royce, J. Avery, S. Watson, A. Kuhanez
This week the boys took the field with a large crowd of past players, supporters and sponsors behind them as they looked to challenge a highly regarded Kew outfit.
We were missing key midfielders Tanj Saraw and Darren Baker.
The blustery conditions favoured the Village Green Drive end of the ground and the Kew side was aided by the breeze in the first quarter.
Despite having the strong breeze, the Power House boys made sure their opponents didn’t have time or space working hard on closing them down and finished the quarter down by only 14 points.
The second quarter was another slog as both sides struggled to adjust to the windy conditions. The game was close at half time with the visitors going into the sheds with a 6 point lead.
The third quarter was again close as Kew managed a 4 goals to 2 quarter and held a 24 point lead at the final change.
The Power House boys had the easing wind at their backs in the final quarter but conceded a goal in the first 30 seconds and eventually fell away conceding 6 goals to nil in the final term to eventually lose by 59 points.
Best for the House were Michael Lynch and Stuart Shanks who played hard attacking and agressive football all afternoon.
Jacob Avery, Sam Watson and Andrew Kuhanez battled hard all day in the backline repelling numerous attacks while Daniel Royce was very good.
Golas were hard to come by but Leroy Johnston and Jaydn Gatti were the best with 2 goals a piece.
This week we travel to Aquinas to make amends and get our season back on track.
Power House 6.5-41 defeated by Kew 14.17-101
Goal Kickers: C. Barratt 3, N. Moresi , E. Edwards , G. Murphy
Best Players: J. O’Doherty, H. Miller, C. Barratt, D. Mitchell, N. Moresi, P. O’Grady
This game was a disappointing result for the boys who lost to a well drilled, well organised Kew opposition.
The return of Key Swingman Patrick Arnold stretched the Kew team at times while the obvious holes left by seasoned veteran Roderick “Rocket” Marshall (baby sitting duties) and Power Forward Daniel Buckley (Seniors) were hard to fill.
The Kew boys jumped out of the blocks early and took a 28 point lead into the half time break restricting the Power House team to a solitary goal.
The second half produced much the same as the first half with Kew’s hard running, switching and ball use opening up the Power House team.
The final margin was 60 points but the boys fought it out bravely in the last quarter, never giving up and kicking 4 majors to finish the game with some respectability.
Chris “Don’t call me Paddy” Barrett continued his great form with 3 majors while Heath “Don’t call me Tony” Miller and Dom “Sam” Mitchell were very strong.
A chance this week to get back on track with a win at Aquinas.