Power-ful start to year



GIPPSLAND Power continued its unbeaten start to the NAB League season with a 15-point win against the Western Jets at Morwell Recreation Reserve.
The Power made it two victories from as many appearances courtesy of the 14.18 (102) to 13.9 (87) success.
Gippsland set the tone with a blistering first quarter, booting 8.5 to 2.1 for a 40-point lead at the opening change.
Warragul’s Cooper Vickery was named best for the Power, with Tom Hamilton (Traralgon), Paddy Cross (Beaconsfield), Nate Pipicelli (Nar Nar Goon), Josh Hamilton (Traralgon) and Koby Grass (Pakenham) also playing fine games.
Maffra’s Jonti Schuback, the son of former Adelaide Crow Jacob, booted a team-high three majors, with Foster’s Zavier Duursma, Hamilton and Sebastiano Amoroso (Drouin) each snagging two goals.
GIPPSLAND POWER      8.5      8.9      10.14      14.18 (102)
WESTERN JETS      2.1      8.5      11.6      13.9 (87)
GOALS – Gippsland Power: J Schuback 3, Z Duursma 2, T Hamilton 2, S Amoroso 2, P Cross, A Reid, K Grass, L Smith, unknown.
BEST – Gippsland Power: C Vickery, T Hamilton, P Cross, N Pipicelli, J Hamilton, K Grass.