Weekend Match Reports

10th May, 2011

Women’s Team

Saturday saw the Power travel across the Harbour bridge to meet first round winners Macquarie University. The ladies were keen to follow up last weeks effort and cement their spot on top of the ladder but all knew that it was going to be difficult with only 2 players on the bench and weather conditions at the hottest they have been in sometime.

The first quarter saw the Warriors play a Pagan’s paddock forward line as they tried to isolate our fullback Chipie one out but she wasn’t having a bar of it beating her opponent to every contest, and with the help of Little Jess the Power kept them scoreless. The gut running of the midfield consisting of Jenna, Amy and Pops managed to get plenty of the footy into the forward line to put 2 goals on the board.

The second quarter saw the Warriors put tags on Jenna and Amy to try and shut them out but all this did was set Dom free to run amock. It also brought Huggies, Colesy and Jizz into the game who fed plenty of the footy to the wings of Nell and Alex to pass it onto the forwards. Unfortunately though the Power wasted their opportunities and only managed to score 1 goal while the Warriors also managed to score a major themselves.

The third quarter saw the Power start to run out of legs with only 2 on the bench and the weather conditions starting to take its toll but with the brilliance of one effort from Rosey saw the Ladies pick up their energy levels and spirits. Rosey put on one of the biggest shepards you’ll ever see… Literally killing two birds with one stone. Just goes to show a simple 1% effort can go along way.

The last quarter saw the game start to open up with more free flowing footy through the centre which saw players like Brit and Big Jess get their fair share of the footy and use it well shutting down any hopes the Warriors had of a comeback. The final score was 53 to 6 which may sound like a blow out but it was a harder game then what the score board suggested. It was a real tradesmen/women like effort from the team with everyone doing their job to get the right angles and drainage to suck out a culture building win.

Best on ground were Huggies, Dom, Nell, Jizz, Alex and Chipie with special mentions to Brit and Little Jess and the entire midfield who ran out the whole game unchanged.

Goal kickers for the day were Brit (2), Loz (2) and singles to Stef, Colesy and Big Jess.

To finish this week the CLub would like to congratulate Colesy on her NSW State Team selection… she’ll be representing NSW with 26 other SWAFL players in June when they head to Adelaide for the national championships.

Also our Youngest player Alex aka Junior will be in the Leader sometime soon so keep your eyes out for that.


Men’s Team

Perfect conditions greeted both teams as a very young Southern Power side took on Wests for the second time this year. A host of injuries to the Power saw a very different team take the field compared to the side that won by 10 goals in round 1.

The first quarter saw the Power jump out of the blocks kicking the first few goals before a couple of goals late in the quarter saw Wests claw back into the game. Early on Ben Johnson was dominant in the ruck, hardly losing a tap in the first quarter, and assistance from Tongs allowed the Power to get on top in the midfield. The Power held a 7 point lead going into the second quarter and it was here where the Power put their stamp on the game with a 5 goal to 1 quarter. The Power’s forward line was working exceptionally well with Macca providing a focal point up forward and goal sneak Josh again giving great value around goals. These two kicked a couple each for the quarter and allowed the Power to get out to a 52 -22 lead at half time.

Wests attempted to hit back in the third quarter lifting their work rate across the centre of the ground however Milky and Cookie at centre half back and full back respectively were both dominant and this prevented Wests been able to kick many goals. Honours were shared in the third quarter with both sides kicking 2 goals each. Clarkey and Holdsy across half forward both showed great value in running up past the centre of the ground creating a link between the backline and the forwards often finding themselves on the end of backline switches.

Leading by 30 points going into the last quarter it was going to be hard for the Power to be beaten. Both teams continued to attack the ball hard and a few of the experienced Power players in Simo, Marsh and Tongs continued to battle hard ensuring Wests were unable to kick enough of a score to pressure the Power. Both teams kicked a few goals late in the game and again the honours were shared in the final term.

The Power finished up winners 13.7.85 to 8.8.56 with the coaches pleased with the 29 point victory. Major goal kickers were Josh with 4 and Macca with 3, while best players were given to Clarkey, Macca and Milky.

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