Round 1 v Aquinas

What a huge way to start off the year! The Reserves were unlucky to lose after being in the game all day, but the real win was the Seniors getting the 4 points and getting their season off to a flyer against one of the early flag favourites!

There were 15 new players across the 2 teams and the solid pre season and hard work was on show as PHAFC played quick and free flowing football. New players Ryal Yak and River Carroll injected some much needed pace and youth into the senior team while Adam Collett and Ben Circosta were again dominant in the midfield. Big Bad Leroy Johnston made a welcome return to the House with 4 Majors and Ant Stubbs relished a new role at Full back. Overall it was a great team performance and we go into this weeks game against Canterbury with great confidence and momentum.


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Power House AFC 1.4-10 7.7-49 10.8-68 12.11-83
Aquinas OC 3.3-21 5.7-37 8.10-58 9.13-67
Goal Kickers: L. Johnston 4, S. Devine 2, R. Carroll 2, A. Collett 2, B. Murray, L. Stubbs
Best Players: R. Yak, S. Devine, B. Circosta, A. Collett, S.McLEod, A. Stubbs


For the Reserves it was very much an arm wrestle all day. many players were playing their first game for the club but we came out fired up and ready. Patty Arnold was a late inclusion and showed his value with 4 goals, there were also about 10 dropped marks but we won’t mention that!!! Nick Jeffrey was Eddie Betts like with his goal sneaking and Daniel Buckley – now a power backman was cleaning up everything in the backline and managed to sneak forward for a late goal. But it was Barry Cox who was the star of the day, he literally had the ball on a string and must of had 25 kicks with clearance after clearance.

The boys were disappointed with the narrow 8 point loss but we will endeavour to get on the winners list against a promoted Canterbury team

All in all it was a great day for the club and the family day went fantastically, thanks to all those who helped out! Power House is a great family and community club, this was evident as the Umpire ended up taking out the meat tray!!!

See you all next week. GO HOUSE!


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Power House AFC 4.2-26 7.5-47 8.5-53 9.8-62
Aquinas OC 4.1-25 7.2-44 10.3-63 11.4-70

Goal Kickers: N. Jeffrey 4, P. Arnold 4, D. Buckley
Best Players: P. Arnold, G. Cleary, T. O”Sullivan, D. Buckley, N. Jeffrey, B. Cox


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