Round 7 – Match Reports

It was a disappointing weekend for the club with both teams going down to UHS-VU.

The Seniors suffered their first loss of the season after a dreadful first quarter which saw UHS kick 7 goals to 1. The second quarter was not much better as we kicked 1 goal to 3. 

The House fought back hard in the 3rd term but he deficit was too great as UHS ran away with it in the end. 

One positive was the return of Nick Nagel (4 goals) and Darcy Grasby who played well in their first games back from injury.

In the Reserves, it was always going to be a tough ask against an undefeated UHS. The end result was a 61-point defeat but there were plenty of positives to take out. Sean Marshall played his best game for the club, Gerry Cleary rucked all day, Phil Mackney suffered leather poisoning due to a stack of possessions and Steve Circosta was everywhere.

We have much to work on as a club and we will have to train hard all week as we face a determined Richmond Centrals next week.

Seniors

Reserves

Round 6 Match Results

It was a good weekend for the House with the club getting two wins.

After a very disappointing result the previous week the Reserves bounced back to record a big 88 point over South Melbourne. Patty Arnold continued his good year with 4 goals, Daniel Buckley kicked 2 goals as did Pat ‘Kenny Powers’ Hutchinson.

It was great to see a couple of old timers return for a kick in Joe Cunsolo and Nathan ‘The Fist’ Moresi, although Nathan was questioning his football return after struggling to kick more than 15 metres!

Even though it was a big win it was still a hard fought contest with the boys feeling very sore afterwards, Dom Fogarty ran all day and Ollie Gravelle played his best game for the club to date.

In the Seniors South Melbourne really took it up to the House and played some good football. It was a tight tussle in the first half  and Coach Voyage had some strong words at half time. The boys responded to the challenge and kicked 10 goals in the second half to record a 55 point win.

The Seniors now sit 6-0 and next week take on the also undefeated UHS-VU at the Ross Gregory Oval. The UHS Reserves are also undefeated, so next week looms as a HUGE challenge for the club!

Seniors


Reserves

Round 5 – Match Reports

Round 5 kicked off with the Reserves getting an absolute hiding against La Trobe Uni. In the Seniors though it was a different story running out winners by 39 points.

Seniors Report

River Carroll continued his hot form from the previous week by kicking 4 goals, in Nick Nagel’s absence he really has stepped up. Pat Healey provided a great target up forward booting 2 goals and Luke Stubbs also kicked two majors.

Figs was again dominant across half back rebounding everything, Darren Baker turned back the clock with a vintage performance and Ben Circosta was back to his best form.

The win was setup in the first term with a 4 goal to nothing opening and then again in the 3rd quarter as the House slammed on 6 goals to 2.

The seniors now go 5-0 and 2 games clear in second spot, UHS-VU are also undefeated and looking dangerous.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: R. Carroll 4, P. Healey 2, L. Stubbs 2, R. Yak, S. Circosta, A. Collett, S. Devine, B. Circosta, D. Nannery, D. Baker
Best Players: R. Carroll, F. O”deasmhunaigh, B. Circosta, A. Collett, D. Baker, N. Brown

Reserves Report

After a tough first quarter the boys trailed by 3 goals, Patty Arnold and Grant Lester got on the scoreboard early; but from there that was ‘all she wrote’!. The boys really struggled on the massive ground as their younger Uni opponents ran into space and switched all day.

La Trobe Uni piled on 6 goals in the 2nd term and then 8 goals in the 3rd, Coach Phil Mackney asked the boys for a better effort in the last and they responded by limiting the home team to only one goal.

Dom Fogarty ran all day, Micheal ‘MOG’ O’Gorman played his  best game for the year and Gordon Conochie gathered a heap of touches in just his 3rd ever game of AFL.

It wasn’t a great day to celebrate Bucks’ 100th game, but the boys still chaired him from the ground.

We now face South Melbourne in a must win game next Saturday and look forward to welcoming back a few key players!

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: G. Lester, P. Arnold
Best Players: S. Marshall, D. Fogarty, M. O”Gorman, P. Mackney, D. Eastey, G. Conochie

 

We celebrated a another 2 wins on the weekend as both teams got the job done against Point Cook.

The Senior game got off to a bad start with Nick Nagel injuring himself in the opening minute and then didn’t take any further part in the game. This affected the team setup and they went into the first change with only one goal on the board.

It was a better second term as the House slammed on 6 goals to 1, Pat Healey was a great target up forward and even Charlie Betts got amongst the goals!

Point cook got on top in the 3rd term and kicked 5 goals to 3, Figs was rebounding beautifully off half back as was Aidan Reynolds, Point Cook may have kicked more if it wasn’t for these boys effort!

The last term was a sight to behold as the House slammed on 9 goals to 1. Ryal Yak chipped in with a couple of goals but the star of the day was River Carroll who ended up with 8 goals.

All in all it was a huge team effort but the good news is there is still plenty of improvement left in the boys, this point was driven home by Coach  Ant Voyage after the game.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: R. Carroll 8, R. Yak 2, P. Healey 2, C. Betts 2, L. Stubbs 2, B. Murray, S. Devine, D. Baker, E. Edwards
Best Players: R. Carroll, F. O”deasmhunaigh, A. Reynolds, B. Murray, P. Healey, L. Stubbs

 

In the Reserves it was a real arm wrestle for the first half before the House kicked out to a 7 goal lead at 3 quarter time. Point Cook came back hard in the last but the boys managed to hold on. Patty Arnold was best on ground in his 200th with 4 goals while Dec Nannery continued his push for a senior recall with 2 goals.

Matty Trounce was good again providing run all day and Jarryd Brutonn was also in the best.

At 2-2 we face another big challenge this week against La Trobe who are in some ripping form.

POWER HOUSE AFC

Goal Kickers: P.Arnold 4, D.Nannery 2, S.Circosta, J.Brutonn, B.Kyne, A.McKewen
Best Players: P.Arnold, D.Nannery, D.Fogarty, S.Circosta, J.Brutonn, M.Trounce

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VALE

David “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick

It is with a very sad heart that the Power House Football Club announces the shock passing of David “Fitzy” Fitzpatrick.

Fitzy passed suddenly at his home last week.

Fitzy came to Power House in 2005 and has been a fixture at the club in his role as Match Day Manager for 13 years.

He had many friends at the club and around the VAFA and was one of the hardest working people at Power House.

In his role he would set up the ground, set up the rooms, mark grounds, set up goal posts, benches, support and escort umpires, complete paperwork, enter online scores, arrange officials for the day and when needed, would wave the flags or time keep and would also wash uniforms… each week he did “whatever it takes” to get things done.

He lived by the Power House ethos of “Service without Recognition”

He will be remembered for his passion for all things Power House and was a friend to all he met.

One of his greatest joys was getting into the post match circle and belting out the team song each week with his mates!

Always willing to lend an opinion, tell a story or offer advice, Fitzy had a heart of gold.

He would often be the last one at a club function, sitting at the end of the bar telling stories of his heyday.

He will be truly missed by everyone at the club and the whole Power House community.

Funeral Details are as follows:

The Main Service Date: Wednesday May 10th

Time: 1pm Place: Sacred Heart, Kew

Wake: after the service at the Power House AFC facilities

Private graveside burial Date: May 11th Time: tba (morning) Place: Springvale Cemetery

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