CDHBU ran last season’s runner-up Jindera all the way before going down by nine-points in an entertaining game at Coreen.
The Power continued their high pressure game from last week to have Jindera under the pump from the first bounce. Kade Rowe was prominent along with Russell Anderson as the Power took a two-point lead into quarter time 3.2.20 to 3.0.18.
The second quarter continued with great pressure with Cal Butler and Shannon Broadbent leading the way, while Cody Howard’s pace was causing problems for the Bulldogs. But the Power were unable to make the Jindera pay kicking two goals five for the quarter to lead at half time 5.7.37 to 5.1.31.
The Power kicked two early goals in the third quarter to get out to an 18-point lead before Jindera slowly got back into the contest to only trail by five points at the last change 8.8.56 to 8.3.51.
The game was an arm wrestle for the first twelve minutes with Jindera leading by a point before three quick goals got them a handy lead. But the Power kept coming back and when the siren sounded Jindera was in front 13.6.84 to 11.9.75.
Awards: Sam’s Mug – Shannon Broadbent, Hotel Australia – Kade Rowe, Club Mulwala – Cody Howard, Chester Transport – Russell Anderson, Corowa Golf Club – Callum Butler.
The Reserves had a heart-breaking five-point loss to the undefeated ladder leaders Jindera. The pressure from the boys was superb right from the first bounce which Jindera found hard to score against. The backline, led by Lloyd Lohse and Cam Dutton, were right on top and with Mitchell Clifton & Sam Sarah lending great support, Jindera found it hard to score. This enabled the Power to stay in the contest and when Royce Gregory slotted his second goal and Brad Lewis kicked two goals in the last quarter the Power had hit the front by a point with five minutes left. The Power tried to hang on but Jindera was able to kick a goal in the last minute as the Power went down 6.5.41 to 6.0.36.
Awards: Newmarket Mug – Cam Dutton, Incentive – Jack Wynne and Mitchell Clifton, Liberty Fuel – Lloyd Lohse, Thursday Night meal – Jason O’Rourke, Corowa Golf Club – Sam Sarah.
Thirds The Thirds were a few short this week with unavailability but Jindera helped out with a few players and with their help in the third quarter the game was really even. With Blayre Smith able to kick two goals and Tristan Hall kicking one the Power was only outscored by a goal. Jai Kilpatrick made the most of his chances in the last quarter slotting a goal but Jindera was too good winning 25.13.163 to 4.1.25.
Awards: Guy St Café – Liam Larkin, Corowa Sportspower – Ben Kuschert, Thursday Night meal – Jai Kilpatrick, Coaches Award – Blayre Smith, Civic Café – Damir O’Keefe, Shell Voucher – Tristan Hall.
No game this long weekend, before the Power take on Culcairn at Culcairn the week after.
Week 1: 1st - Jordan Wilson 93, 2nd - Rod Talbot 94, 3rd - Neil Lavis 95. Week 2: 1st - Brendan Rhodes 107, 2nd - Robert O’Halloran 97, 3rd - Roly & Julie Dye 124. Week 3: 1st - Irwin Macartney 39, 2nd - Jarrod Hanrahan 32, 3rd - George McFarlane 58.