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Bay powers past Maroochydore for perfect start to season

A SOMEWHAT scrappy, incosnsistent Bay Power got their QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast season off to the best possible start.

The Power recorded a 20-pint win in the first game of the newly-formed competition, but coach Michael Gay is the first to admit that it wasn't pretty.

Goalkicking was one of the biggest let-downs, as the Power struggled adapt to the windy conditions.

"It eased up but it was pretty blowy,” Gay said.

"We're putting stuff and place and we're building, but the early signs are good.

"We'll learn on the way but the most encouraging thing is the leaders are taking control on the field.”

The experienced quarter of Michael Walsh, Glenn Krohn, captain Josh Wheeler and Damon Oakley were among the best on ground, though Gay reserved praise for young gun Matt Schlein.

Schlein is one of the senior squad's younger players, but Gay said it was his early actions that set the tone not only for the game, but for the Urangan club's entire season.

"He ran into the pack with no thought for his own body, and the game was only 20 seconds in,” Gay said.

"We said at quarter time that he set the tone.

The Power ultimately won 6.10-50 - 4.6-30.

There will be no fixtures this week due to the Easter weekend, with the Power next set to face Hervey Bay Bombers in a blockbuster derby on Anzac Day.

Bay Power will host the Anzac Day double header, with Brothers to face The Waves in the early game.



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