Junior AFL: Port Stephens Power AFL report

Medowie's junior Aussie rules footballers are proving to be a force to contend with this season.

After four rounds of the Hunter Central Coast AFL season, Port Stephens Power's under-11 side is sitting second on the ladder after winning at home on Sunday against Newcastle City 10.9.69 to 1.3.9.

"The players are really finding their feet and playing so well as a team. Showing real club spirit, players from the under-9s and the under-11 youth girls teams played with the side on Sunday and really made an impact," Matt Godwin from the AFL club said. Jaxon Doring was best on ground for the under-11s.

Meanwhile, Power's under-11 youth girls were just beaten 3.1.19 to 4.1.25 by the Cardiff Hawks at Ferodale Oval on Sunday.

The side was on a high after Caitlyn Ashpole and Lucy Magnee scored three goals in the first quarter. The girls held off the Hawks during the second quarter but Cardiff came back strong for the win, scoring four goals and one behind in the second half.

"The Port girls fought hard, had great defence the whole game and some fantastic attack on the ball. Even with a loss, the girls were all smiles afterwards and proud of themselves for their improvement each and every week," Godwin said. Best on Ground on the day was Josie Waide.

The under 13 youth girls team, a joint venture with Cardiff Hawks, took on Newcastle City who have shown themselves to be quite a competitive outfit this season.

"Last year the feeder side to this team was very strong and Port was often beaten. This weekend's game was quite a stark difference with both sides showing a competitive urge to win and a lot of good footy being played," Godwin said.

While City went on to defeat the Pwoer Hawks 7.3.45 to 4.6.30 it was a competitive game. In the fourth quarter the Power Hawks looked set to stage a late comeback, scoring 27 points, but City's 30-point breakaway in the third quarter had done the damage.

Player of the match was Brooklyn McElevery-Hicks with highly commended acknowledgements from the opposition for Madison Marsh, Estella Walla and Havanna Russell.

Power's under-15's played at home against an undefeated Singleton.

"The boys all played well and have definitely earnt a badge of honour for their efforts," Godwin said. "Coaches' award for the day went to Cameron Jones who consistently plays an important role in the centre. Always being in the best position to play a defensive or attacking role for the team. Biggest part of this team is the never give up attitude from all."

Singleton won 14.8.92 to 0.2.2.

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