Newcastle City down Port Stephens Power in AFL Hunter Central Coast womens clash

Port Stephens Power AFL stars Kirra Terranova, Beth Daniels and Dimity Roberts turned in strong games against Newcastle City.

NEWCASTLE City goal scoring sensation Billie Davies has continued her superb form in the AFL Hunter Central Coast Women’s senior ranks.

The seventeen-year-old young gun bagged another five goal haul in the Blues’ resounding 66-10 victory over Port Stephens Power in Black Diamond Plate action at Ferodale Oval last weekend.

Davies was at her spectacular best as the youthful City outfit proved dominant in the air to lead at every change.

The Hunter representative full forward was supported by Jess Sanderson, who booted four goals, and outstanding midfielder Eddie Higgins.

Newcastle City nabbed three early goals to lead 19-9 in an absorbing first quarter before adding another two to establish a twenty four point lead at the half time interval.

Other Blues players to shine were Charlie Godfrey, Jess Jeffrey, Carrie Tucker and Anneke Donnelly.

Port Stephens stalwart skipper Josie Johnson told News Of The Area that her team struggled to contain the Newcastle big guns on a dry track.

“They are too quick and strong and have plenty of firepower right across the ground,” quipped the experienced defender.

“We tried hard as always but couldn’t get enough ball possession to eke out some goals,” she added.

It was all Newcastle City in the final two quarters – booting another five goals and keeping the Power side scoreless in an impressive display.

Talented Power forward Dimity Roberts was switched to midfield for the big clash and produced a non-stop performance.

She was ably supported by Lauren Kidd, defensive midfielder Beth Daniels and the Terranova sisters Natasha, Kirra and Cassie.

In her comeback match from maternity leave, Natasha turned in a wholehearted effort while utility ace Kirra proved effective in the back pocket.

Port Stephens club will celebrate Joey’s Round when they host undefeated leaders Lake Macquarie this Saturday at Ferodale Oval from 2pm.

The day perpetuates the memory of Joey Potter, the stillborn son of original Power vice captain Rose Potter and husband Steve, who they lost in 2019, and helps raise awareness for the Stillbirth Australia and Bears of Hope movements.

By Chris KARAS

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