TAC Cup Report: Power Surge short circuits Pioneers


The Gippsland Power over came a 28 point half time deficit to defeat a disappointing Bendigo Pioneers outfit on Saturday. At half time it looked a case of how far for the Pioneers but the Power took total control of the game ,kicking nine of the last ten goals. The Pioneers were looking dangerous as they continually put the ball into their forward line early in the game. Bottom Ager Dane Grace kicked two early goals and the busy and at times brilliant Brent Daniels had 4 goals by half time. The ball was being pumped in by players such as Angus Schumacher, Koby Hommelhoff and Darby Henderson. Bailey Henderson was also busy as a hard working centre half Forward. Gippsland were being kept in the game through the work of Nick Hogan, Matthew McGannon and Callum Porter.

After half time the lack of defensive pressure from the Pioneers allowed the Power to control the game and they repeatedly ran the ball out of their back half without any pressure once the ball hit the ground. The Power had 27 more uncontested marks allowing them to spread the Pioneers defensive structure. Forwards Will Broadbent, Jack Hudson and Will Stephenson hit the scoreboard with 8 goals between them whilst Irving Mosquito became busy up the ground sending the ball into their forward fifty 8 times, placing the Pioneers defense under pressure despite the efforts of the Pioneers Keelin Betson.

The Power’s run and fines seemed superior to that of the Pioneers who were looking for their best start to a season for over a decade. The contested ball statistics saw the Power also outnumber those of the Pioneers.

Key Stats:
Clearances: Gippsland 39- Pioneers 31
Tackles: Gippsland 61- Pioneers 43
Inside 50s: Gippsland 54- Pioneers 42

Gippsland: Hogan 32 (21K,11HB), McGannon 27 (14K,13HB),  Stephenson 18 (9K,9HB, 3 Goals)
Pioneers: D Henderson 35 (12K,23HB), A Schumacher 26 ( 17K 9HB), B Daniels 17 (10K,7HB, 4 Goals)

Best Gippsland:  Hogan, Stephenson, McGannon, Duursma, Porter, Lowden

Best Pioneers: Harvey, Schumacher, Betson, Daniels, D Henderson, B Henderson



  1. Prez

    April 12, 2017 at 9:01 am

    JB writing for AFL Draft Central aswell !

    • John Bradman

      John Bradman

      April 12, 2017 at 9:11 am

      No Prez…they are in fact the opposition but it was interesting to look at their accounts of the game. No one is right as its all very speculative atm but can change.

  2. Prez

    April 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    They still had no influence on the game JB
    I don’t think you could watch more than 1 player per game by your last 4 scouting notes.
    What other forums ?

  3. Prez

    April 11, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Daniels the only one that had any influence on the game for Pioneers in those player stats you’ve put up JB !!

    • Djh53

      April 11, 2017 at 9:57 am

      Couldn’t agree more. Seems to be a common thread

      • John Bradman

        John Bradman

        April 11, 2017 at 1:55 pm

        I’m a little bit confused by this? I use statistics as a basis of evaluating player performance and watch the game closely…including a replay. Were you at the game? Does your son Play? If he does I will keep an eye out for him. May I also suggest that you look at other forums as I believe there are a lot of similar names being thrown around. last week I did a piece nominating players who will make Vic Country from Ballarat and Bendigo. The only one I missed out on was Tom Campbell…so I think I’m close to the mark. Good Luck

        • Djh53

          April 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

          Hi JB I don’t have a horse in this race. Do you have a son playing?

          • John Bradman

            John Bradman

            April 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm

            Haha..I’m not old enough

          • Djh53

            April 11, 2017 at 6:02 pm

            No I’m not either lol

        • Djh53

          April 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

          Thanks for the heads up but I do look at other forums.

          • John Bradman

            John Bradman

            April 11, 2017 at 7:58 pm

            AFL Draft Central is worth a look.

          • Djh53

            April 11, 2017 at 9:37 pm

            AFL Draft Central retweet thiese articles but there are others out there with good insight

          • John Bradman

            John Bradman

            April 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

            Ok if you know of any others I wold like to have a look

    • John Bradman

      John Bradman

      April 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Hello Prez, I agree that Daniels was very good, especially early. The player stats of the other players in Schumacher and Henderson cannot be ignored. Henderson went at 72% and Schumacher went at 56% but they were clearly the best ball winners. Do you have a boy playing? If so I will keep an eye out for him.

  4. Djh53

    April 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Hommelhoff best, Atley also in best players. Perhaps effective stats are more useful. Anyone else going to report on Pioneers games?

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