CDHBU travelled to Culcairn on Saturday, June 16 to tackle the Lions in a must win match to remain in finals contention.
In wet and windy conditions the Power hit the front mid-way through the last quarter and held on to win the game 9-4-58 to 6-16-52.
With co-coach Jeremy Stevenson out injured and the other co-coach Mick Collins off at half time it was left to wily veteran Shannon Broadbent and young guns Kane Mills and Tom Webb to head the Power home by six points. Cam Dutton was also impressive in his senior debut.
Awards: Sam’s Mug - Kane Mills, Hotel Australia - Liam Butler, Club Mulwala - Tom Webb, Corowa Chaff Mill - John Webb, Gold Club - Cam Dutton.
The Power reserves, hit by injury and unavailability, went down to the Lions by 29 points.
The Power led by four points at three quarter time but ran out of legs in the last quarter go down 11-3-74 to 7-3-45. Brett O’Rourke and Sam Sarah led the way for Power.
Awards: Newmarket Hotel - Brett O’Rourke, Incentive - Jack Wynne, Incentive - B. Smith, Corowa Gateway Motel - Sam Sarah, Thursday Meal - Alex Hayes, Gold Club - Alex Jacobson.
Club Note - this week CDHBU play RWW at Coreen.
Another tough road trip on the weekend made tougher with a few boys unavailable, however the boys that turned up once again put in a mighty effort.
Culcairn were very helpful giving us some players to ensure everyone got a game.
It was a very even spread of effort across the group and each player did exactly what was asked of them. On a very cold and wet day and with the scoreboard way ahead, the boys were still applying great tackle pressure and effecting smothers off the boot late in the last quarter. Trav McKenzie played his best game yet and continues to improve each week. The whole team received the awards this week.