Brunswick FC vs Power House

Division 2
April 27, 2019, 2:00 pm
Score: 157 - 33
Brunswick FC Brunswick FC5.10-4010.12-7218.16-12423.19-157
Power House Power House2.0-124.0-245.1-315.3-33
Power House Power House168 - 25
De La Salle De La Salle71 - 48
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers St Bedes/Mentone Tigers47 - 11
St Bedes/Mentone Tigers St Bedes/Mentone Tigers16 - 26
Match Report

For the second game running Brunswick NOBs racked up a huge win in Division 2, this time against an outclassed Power House in the first meeting between the two clubs since 1966 when our club was playing in just its fourth season. Power House battled all day but will likely want to forget their first visit to Gillon Oval.

But for inaccurate kicking for goal, the game would have been over by quarter-time, as Brunswick had 15 shots to two. We were dominant through the midfield, with Mathew Dickson in particular playing his best footy for some time, while newcomer Alex Townsend showed enough to suggest he will have a real impact for us as the year progresses. The defence was also excellent, with Luka Vlassopoulos and James Octigan especially catching the eye. The forward line, however, struggled to function effectively. A late goal to Francis Evans, though, indicated that might change as the game wore on.

We were more accurate in the second term, as Jed Carey became a target, albeit less dominant overall. The game became a real scrap as field kicking effectiveness plummeted and turnovers were the name of the game for both sides.

The third quarter was when we took total control. We absolutely smashed Power House in the centre bounces, with Nick Burgin, Ben Wilson and others picking up possessions at will. Even though our field kicking remained poor, perhaps due to the wind, we cashed in properly on our midfield dominance and Power House’s many turnovers with an eight-goal term. Carey was on fire, while James Schmidt kicked the goal-of-the-day from the croquet green pocket. Mick O’Donoghue was the general down back, co-ordinating the forward forays.

We finished the game well enough with another five goals to make it a 20-goal margin, but the spark had largely gone out of the game in the last quarter.

Carey was clearly best-on-ground with six goals and 30-plus possessions playing on the wing. Dickson, Schmidt, Ben Wilson and Burgin also racked up big numbers though the middle. Tom Wilson continued his good form, while Evans still displayed his class despite being closely checked.

We travel to Ivanhoe next week looking to bank another four points, but it is a danger game, remembering the upset loss we suffered there last season.

1. Jed Carey61
5. James Schmidt33
9. Nicholas Burgin35
Francis Evans3
1. Chris Ford2
4. Dominic Sullivan2
22. Tim Ryan2
10. Aidan Pollock1
Joshua Perez1
2. Mathew Dickson2
48. Benjamin Wilson4
James Octigan6
15. James Moverley
18. Darcy Heenan
22. Michael O’Donoghue
26. Thomas Wilson
28. Liam Whelan
Luka Vlassopoulos
Evan Mcintyre
David Royle
Jordan Adkins
Alex Townsend


Venue Information

Gillon Oval

Pearson St, north of Victoria St, Brunswick VIC