Power’s sea­son comes to an end

The Free Press (Corowa) - - CLASSIES (03) CLASSIES -

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.

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