Power light up Parrot Park


Power light up Parrot Park

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THE Leongatha Parrots were outgunned on Saturday night by a Wonthaggi team that made the most of its opportunities.

Although both teams controlled the game for equal amounts of time, the Power was better in the slippery and windy conditions, with onballer Lee Warnett driving clearances through his hard in and under play.

Leongatha had the jump on their opponents in the first quarter, and should have taken a handy lead in the first break. They were let down by poor kicking in front of goal, however. Dylan Westaway offered an early focal point, but missed a gettable goal. Cade Maskell also continued his good form. The smart forward would add 4.4 to his tally for the season, with another great effort.

Jason Tomada battled manfully against Wonthaggi’s giant, Earl Shaw, who was named as the Power’s best.

In the second quarter Wonthaggi found its feet and another gear. Warnett was brilliant around the stoppages, driving his team hard in to attack.

The Power put a lot of physical pressure on the Parrots, catching many of the green and gold off guard. Wonthaggi scored goals rather than points, making the Parrots’ first quarter missed opportunities even more painful.

A silly free kick and 50 metre penalty didn’t help the Parrots’ cause either, with the Power again converting.

The game rose in intensity and Leongatha’s star goal kicker Maskell ended up with a split ear, and five stitches, courtesy of a very loose fist.

The undisciplined act led to a spilling over of tensions, as Power and Parrots players went toe to toe.

While the third quarter started in a similar fashion to the first, with Wonthaggi first out of the blocks, the Parrots fought back hard, edging to within two goals.

Zac Vernon second half was outstanding, along with that of the the effervescent Sean Westaway.

But in the later stages of the game it was Wonthaggi that showed the greater poise and polish, kicking goals when they were needed. The Parrots had as many, if not more, inside 50s, but the Power knew what to do when they had the pill.



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