Power House 6.7-43 defeated by Elsternwick 19.12-126
Goal Kickers: L. Johnston 4, G Tubridy, D Baker
Best Players: J Avery, L Johnston, G Tubridy, R. Webb, A Collett, S Circosta
The boys headed out to a wet, windy and muddy Elsternwick Park to take on long time old rivals Elsternwick in a crucial game.
Elsternwick came out with all guns blazing as they kicked 5 goals to 1 to take a good 23 point lead into the first break
The second quarter was much like the first with another 5 goal quarter to the home side taking them into a 51 point lead at the main break.
It was a disappointing half for Power House whose recent form had been solid. Players making poor choices, missing targets and some poor decision making.
The boys came out fired up in the third quarter and lifted their intensity and committment for a period and played some good football but still went into the final quarter 64 points down. Elsternwick put the pressure on again in the final quarter and ran out 83 point winners.
Best for the House were Leroy Johnston with 4 goals while Jacob Avery was a rock in defence. Gerry Tubridy and Ricky Webb were also good contributers while Adam Collett continued his consistent form
This week we head back home to take on another old rival and neighbor Albert Park.
Power House 13.9-87 defeated Elsternwick 9.11-65
Goal Kickers: E Edwards 5, H Miller 3, B Kyne, N Moresi, S Devine, B Lonsdale, D Eastey
Best Players: B Kyne, J O’Doherty, J, Walsh, H Miller, N Moresi, B Cox
After a couple of weeks off after the bye and the postponed game the boys were raring to go as they arrived at the “Goat Track” in Elsternwick for their clash with their traditional rivals.
The enthuiasm obviously didn’t leave the changerooms as they were shell shocked and smashed by a very keen Elsternwick team who jumped out of the blocks and dominated the first quarter. Luckily for the boys, the home side was particularly innacurate letting them off the hook and only 14 points down at the first break
The boys were struggling without Key Swingman Patrick Arnold and were looking to Superstar Euan Edwards to help settle the troops with his powerful on field skills, leadership and influence.
At quarter time, Jimmy Dwyer rallied the troops and got the backline organised and settled while Heath Miller was barking orders from the front half.
The second quarter began with a reshuffled lineup and the boys began to settle. Bryan Kyne was dominating turning back the clock to 3 weeks ago! He was in scintillating form which was only matched by the sublime skills of Euan Edwards – The Man for All Seasons!
The boys turned the half only 12 points down but had regained control of the game and held the momentum.
The third quarter was when the team stood up. Led by Euan Edwards and Bryan Kyne, the team took off hammering a hapless opposition kicking 5 goals to 2 and turning at the last break 8 points in front. James “Playboy” Walsh was having a great game down back and Barry “Be careful how you say that” Cox was on top.
The final quarter delivered much of the same with the boys kicking away to win by 22 points in a great away victory. Euan Edwards was the absolute standout and must certainly be leading the Best and Fairest count at this stage of the season. Can he be caught…don’t think so.
James “Bob” Dwyer spent the afternoon picking up kicks at will roaming across half back while Heath “Don’t call me Tony” Miller dominated up forward with 3 goals. James Walsh was dominant and showed his class.
But the key figure in this game was Euan “Call me Brownlow” Edwards whose stocks continue to rise as his form continues to find new peaks.