Power Break Hoodoo

31st May, 2012

The winds of change blew across Trumper Park on the 26th of May, 2012 for the round 7, division one clash between Southern Power and UTS. 9 long years had led to this momentous day, and nothing would get in the way of an impressive four quarter performance by the mighty Southern Power team!
The on ballers started off strongly and never looked like being beaten, with Ondi putting it on a silver platter for the likes of Youngy and MG, and Hamer getting in harder and lower than anyone on the field, the Power dominated the clearance all day.

UTS hung in the game for the first half with a bit of luck before the Power kicked away in the 3rd quarter with the likes of Tristan and Luke ‘Pookey’ Jansson running riot, with Aggetts doing the job as always down back. Keeping with the ‘History-making’ theme of the day, Cookie actually managed to take a mark rather than spoil – surely a day that will go down in Southern Power history. A particular thanks to Keithy who backed up after a tough day at the office playing for the 2’s. The Southern Power first grade side now has a great chance to consolidate their top 2 spot on the ladder with a win against an improving Pennant Hills side before the bye.

The second grade side was also dealt a tough affair, versing the competition favourites and leaders in UTS at Trumper Park. Although UTS started strong and had the wood on the Power all game, the Power side’s commitment and intensity around the football couldn’t be questioned, with player after player putting their bodies on the line. In the end it was their decision making and speed with the ball that let them down, but with plenty of improvement left in the side, things are looking up for the second grade side, who have the finals in their sights. Denya, Butch and Kirky put in admirable performances and I’m sure will help the Power bounce back next week against a strong Blacktown outfit.

Third grade were given a tough assignment, facing the ladder leaders at their home ground. With an inexperienced side, the Power’s third grade side were determined to be competitive around the contest and push them till the final siren.

The first quarter was a tough affair but the power showed their potential, taking the challenge to the competition favourites who only led by two goals at the first break. But in the second quarter, UTS showed exactly why they’re competition favourites, flexing their muscle and kicking 7 goals to set up a commanding lead. They battled away admirable in the second half with Roo playing with a fractured thumb and wrist for the entire second half – a perfect demonstration of the Southern Power spirit! Considering the way in which UTS have been smashing other teams in the comp, the Power boys can hold their heads high.

The Southern Power under 18’s continued on their winning ways, by defeating a depleted Norwest side. The wind wreaked havoc as they struggled in the first half. A big rev up from Arvio got the boys on the straight and narrow, kicking 4 goals to 1 in the 3rd term to sneak ahead before the final change. They held on in a nail biter, getting the four points and a valuable lesson in not getting complacent. Norwest have beaten some very good sides but it’s great to see the Power could bounce back after a poor second half to hold on to a valuable win.

The under 18 side has a fantastic opportunity to hold on to top spot and take out a maiden under 18’s flag for the Power, so hopefully they can keep up their great early season form.

The Women’s had the only home game this round, and they made it count. The first quarter against the competition’s newest side Penrith was a tight affair with no scores being registered till midway through the quarter before the flood gates opened. The Power team never looked like stopping as they dominated through the centre with Jenna racking up the possessions, and Rosey steam rolling opponents down back with some real ‘bone-rattlers’. It was great to see Huggies get her first goal for a few years and finally get off the nudie run – just hope I can do the same. But all in all, an impressive performance and a great win at home for the girls.

I’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support, without you the club just wouldn’t be able to function, with particular mention to Miranda Hotel, for hosting us after the game. It was a great night had by all who was there, (especially Tongs), and let’s make sure we get more and more numbers up there each week to help the out.

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