Power’s season comes to an end
The Power’s season ended went it went down to fourth-placed Osborne by 64 points at Coreen.
With Captain Tim Cooper playing his 100th senior game for the club, the team started well with two early goals but then Osborne hit back with four goals of their own, before the Power missed some gettable chances at the end of the first quarter to trail 2.3.15 to 4.1.25.
Osborne dominated the second quarter with some very good football to quickly extend their lead to 50 points by half time.
The Power put up a much better effort in the third quarter with Tim Cooper holding the defence together, while Cal Butler and Kade Rowe were playing well. They held Osborne scoreless for 15 minutes and were able to kick three goals, and along with Brad Talbot and Cody Howard, the Power was able to win the third quarter as they trailed 7.5.47 to 14.8.92 at the last change.
Russell Anderson and Matt Howard fought hard in the last quarter but Osborne were too good as they ran out 18.9.117 to 8.5.53 winners.
Awards: Sam’s Mug – Kade Rowe, Hotel Australia – Cal Butler, Club Mulwala – Matt Howard, Kwik Kopy – Cody Howard, Corowa Golf Club – Russell Anderson.
The Reserves finished their season going down to third-placed Osborne by 15 points.
The Power put up a great contest in the first half to only trail by a point with James Webb playing a superb game in the ruck, all while he was well supported by Jake Boyle, Lachy Darby and Liam McDonnell.
Osborne took the game away from the Power in the third quarter to take a 21-point lead at three quarter time. The Power fought in out with Matt McLachlan, Finn Reeves and Brad Lewis giving their all but Osborne was too strong winning 9.9.63 to 7.6.48.
Awards: Newmarket Mug – James Webb, Incentive – Dean Fitzgerald & Lachy Darby, Studio 104 – Paul Rippingale, Corowa Golf Club – Liam McDonnell.
The Thirds’ season came to an end with a 118-point defeat to Osborne.
With the addition of Jordan Villanueva, Bailey Minogue, Tom Collier and Angas McFarland the boys were able to put a full side. They gave their all providing a great contest in the first half with Osborne only kicking seven goals. Sean Fischer was superb in defence and with Damir O’Keefe and Ben Kuschert they were pushing Osborne. But after the break Osborne got on top kicking seven goals for the quarter. But the boys didn’t throw the towel in and were rewarded late in the game with Tristen Hall kicked a goal as Osborne won 19.13.127 to 1.3.9.
Well done to coaches Nick Hogan and Dean Fitzgerald, and the core of 16 players that turned up each week.
Awards: Guy St Café – Damir O’Keefe, Corowa Sportspower – Sean Fischer, Coaches Award – Alex Hayes, Civic Café – Ben Kuschert, Shell Voucher – Alex Lavis.
Club presentation day will be held on Sunday, September 16 at Coreen.