Round 18 - 2012
The Seniors went down by 46 points in their clash with Walla at Walla. It was the Hoppers that were quickly out of the blocks as they had all the play as they went into the quarter time break leading by 24 points. The Power started to get more of the ball through wingman Aaron Ray, Joel Rippingale and Michael Kruen and the game even up as Power trailed by 18 points at half time. But it was a disaster for the Power in the third quarter as Walla ran all over the Power kicking 7 goals to a point to take a 61 point lead at the last break. Doug Lavis, Joel Willett and Andrew Ollington fought the contest out for the Power as they were able to kicked 4 goals to Walla's 2 goals to go down 8.8 to 16.6.
The Reserves went down by 64 points in their game against Walla. The Power through Ian Bock and Clint Renner started well but trail by 18 points at the first change. Father and son combination of Irwin and Rhys Macartney were giving their all for the Power but Walla was able to increase their lead to30 points by half time. The third quarter saw Walla take total control of the contest as they lead by 48 points by the last change. Nick Hogan and Matt McLachlan continued to give their all as Walla ran out 12.20 to 4.4 winners.
The Thirds didn't have a game.
The Fourths were left heartbroken after they went down in a thriller to Walla by a point. The boys were quickly out of the blocks kicking the first 3 goals to take a 16 point lead into quarter time. Walla fought back in the second quarter but another goal to the Power enabled them to take 6 point lead against the inaccurate Hoppers. Andrew Phibbs was having a superb game for the Power and along with Jimmy Hanrahan, Cam Wilson and Jesse O'Donoghue also playing well the Power was able to hold onto a 3 point lead going into the last change. The Power through Bryn Kingston, Kane Mills and Will Johnston were able to hang on before a late goal to Walla enable them to come away with a win. It was the Power's turn in the second half to be inaccurate as the boys could only kick 6 behinds as they went down 4.6 to 4.7.
In A grade, Power's game against Walla was a battle for 6th place on ladder. Power was under pressure from the start and a number of unforced errors saw Walla take an early lead. Power fought hard and kept in touch with Walla. Sally Smith, GK, was very good for Power turning the ball over and sending Power into attack. Karina Collins has settled beautifully into WD and played a great game. Julie Lavis, returning from an injury, was outstanding in goals. Power had a brilliant third quarter, outscoring Walla to be down by 4 goals. Walla increased the pace of the game in the last quarter and turned the match in their favour running out 41 to 33 winners.
In B grade Power were out to atone for the 22 goal beating Walla gave them when they last met. Power started strongly and was trailing Walla by 3 goals at the first break. Lou Clohessy, WA, controlled the attack end beautifully and was feeding the goalies with precision passes. Hollie O'Donoghue, GD, has been improving each week and was very good for Power once again. Cindy Charlton, GK, was outstanding and slowed Walla's scoring rate with her tight defence work. Walla gained the ascendancy in the closing minutes of the last quarter to take the win with the final score being Power 47 to Walla 56.
C Grade had a crucial game to keep the finals dream alive, but Power came up against a very strong opponent in Walla Walla. The first quarter was a tough fight by both teams. Walla scored a number of quick goals but Power kept up the fight! Janice Mardling was a star in GA. Janice's leadership on court was amazing; she pumped up the girls to keep fighting. Janice also read the play fantastically and directed the Power girls which resulted in numerous turnovers to Power's advantage. At half time Power was down by eight goals. Cindy Charlton was impressive in GK. Cindy had a massive impact on the court, successfully shutting down Walla's GS. Entering into the fourth quarter, Power was down by eleven goals. There were a number of calls that rattled the girl's confidence but Power continued the fight. Unfortunately Walla was just too strong to defeat Power by ten goals, Power 23 to Walla's 33.
To keep the finals chance alive, C Reserve played a must win game against a very dominant opponent. In the last week Power as lost a number of players to injury and sickness. To help Power out, four inters players stepped up into C Reserve. Power had a great start in the first quarter leading Walla by four goals. Brooke Wilson, a future star, was unstoppable in GS/GA. Brooke came up against taller opponents but did not even bat an eyelid, easily crushing her opponents. At half time Power was leading by seven goals. Evie Barber played a strong and consistent game in WA. Evie combined impressively with Brooke and Emily Bush to further the lead against Walla. Power kept coming in the fourth quarter adding on a number of quick goals. Walla tried to fight back but Power was too strong. In the end Power's dominance was too much for Walla and Power won by fifteen goals, 42 to Walla's 27. A massive thank you to Brooke Wilson, Rachel Hanrahan, Sophie Hanrahan and Emma Wilson for stepping up and helping out.
The Inters had danger game, having lost to Walla by just 2 goals in their last encounter. Power wanted the win to cement top spot on the ladder. The first half was close, both teams finding it hard to settle into a flowing game. Brooke Wilson, GA/GS, had a great game, shooting well and rebounding against much taller defenders. Power had 2 goal lead at the main break and came out firing in the third quarter. Power's defenders, led by Rachel Hanrahan, GK, were telling factor in the second half and allowed Walla just 9 goals for the rest of the match. Power maintained their pressure in Walla's attack end and went in to win by 7 goals winning 31 to Walla's 24.
The Juniors put up a great contest before going down by 4 goals in their game. Nikita Bainbridge played a great game for the Power and along with Elsie Norman and Amy Hansen had the the Power in the contest right till the end before the girls went down 25 to 29.
The Mods made it two wins in a row with a big 12 to 4 victory. The girls all played awesome with coach Grace Hanrahan proud of all of them. The girl are playing really well as a team and with Lily Hanrahan and Brydee Lavis playing great games for the Power the girls were able to come away with the win.
Club Vote Count - 26th August
The Club Vote Count will be held on Sunday 26th August at Coreen beginning at 11am.
Catering Elimination Final - 2nd September
The Club is catering for the Elimination Final held on Sunday 2nd September at Walbundrie. A Roster will be handed out shortly.
League Vote Count - 12th September
The Hume League Vote Count and Presentation Dinner will be held on Wednesday 12th September at Henty beginning at 6.30pm. The Club need 12 people to go, please see Terry if you want to go.
Club Presentation Night - 22nd September
The Club's presentation night will be held on Saturday 22nd September at Corowa Civic Centre beginning at 5.30pm
Mods: Ladies Committee - Lily Hanrahan, McDonalds - Brydee Lavis.
Juniors: Ladies Committee - Nikita Bainbridge, Videoland - Elise Norman, McDonalds - Amy Hansen.
Intermediate: Ladies Committee - Rachel Hanrahan, Guy Street Store - Brooke Wilson.
C Reserve: E Bella Massage - Brooke Wilson, Sportspower - Evie Barbour.
C Grade: Origin Clothing - Janice Mardling, Corowa Golf Club - Cindy Charlton.
B Grade: Health Culture - Holly O'Donoghue, Studio 104 - Lou Clohessy.
A Grade: Meat on the Murray - Julie Lavis, Corowa Hotel - Karina Collins
Under 14's: Ricky D's Pizza - Cam Wilson, Guy Street Store - Jesse O'Donoghue, Jim's Mowing - Will Johnston, McDonalds - Bryn Kingston, Club - Andrew Phibbs.
Under 17's: No Game.
Reserves: Mug - Matt McLachlan, Incentive No.1 - Matt McLachlan, Incentive No.2 - Nick Hogan, Incentive No.3 - Ian Bock, Incentive No.4 - Rhys Macartney, Newmarket Hotel - Clint Renner.
Seniors: Mug - Aaron Ray, Incentive No.1 - Aaron Ray, Incentive No. 2 - Michael Kruen, Incentive No. 3 - Doug Lavis, Incentive No 4. - Joel Willett.