KOLORA-NOORAT started its Warrnambool and District Football Netball League premiership defence in convincing fashion, defeating Dennington by 55 points.
The Power controlled the game from the outset, kicking seven goals to one in the opening term to lead by 40 points.
Dennington fought back in the second term, kicking six goals to the Power’s four, but Kolora-Noorat held a comfortable 31 point lead at the main break.
The Power flexed its muscles in the third quarter, kicking six goals to two to lead by 60 points but the margin could have been more if it was not for inaccurate kicking.
Both sides kicked five goals in the final term, but the Power’s fast start to the match was too much for Dennington to counter, winning 22.16 (148) to 14.9 (93).
Scott Judd kicked five goals in a best afield performance, while Jonathon Gleeson, Matt Harkin, Jason Moloney, Isaac Kenna and Nicholas Hoare were also amongst the Power’s best.
The Power’s reserves side failed to match Dennington in the final term, as the Dogs went on to win by 40 points, 11.8 (74) to 5.4 (34).
Bailey Kemp kicked two goals in a best on ground performance and was well supported by William Moloney, Jarrod Esh, Bradley Lucas, Tommy Moloney and Patrick Glennen.
Kolora-Noorat’s under 17.5s started the season with a win, 15.13 (103) to 5.4 (34).
David Casey was the standout for the Power, kicking four goals, while Thomas Justin, Jack Aitken, Ned Payne, Thomas Henderson and Mitchell Wyss were the best players.
The under 14.5s also got their season off to a winning start, with the Power victorious 12.14 (86) to 1.1 (7).
Declan Barbary, Henry Kenna, Riley Scanlon, Ryley Hutchins, Jack Carlin and Michael Hoey were standout performers for the Power.
On the netball court, Kolora-Noorat were no match for Dennington in A grade, with the Dogs dominating the Power.
A strong first half set up Dennington’s victory as the Power were unable to quell the Dogs’ momentum, setting up a 30 goals to seven lead.
The Dogs continued to apply pressure in the second half and extended the lead to 33 goals with a quarter to play.
Dennington continued to outplay the Power in the final term, winning 63 goals to 20.
Mahni Beasley and Emma Lucas were the Power’s best players.
In the A reserve, the Power had few answers for Dennington’s scoring output in the second quarter as the Dogs won the match 32 goals to 20.
Alison Kenna and Leanne Hutchins were the pick of the Power’s best.
The B grade side also went down, losing their match 30 goals to 14.
Lexi Johnstone and Shelbie Carlin received best-on-court honours.
The under 17s also had a tough start to their season, with Dennington victorious 43 goals to nine.
Gemma Harry, Zoe Wilkinson and Casey Willis were the best for the Power.
The under 15s could not contain a strong Dennington side, going down 43 goals to seven.
Jessica Beasley, Cody Willis and Abbey Carlin all played well for Kolora-Noorat.
And the under 13s started their season on a high, winning their match 26 goals to seven.
Jessica Moloney and Alice Cain were best for Power, while Elizabeth Justin (12 goals), Ruby Kenna (seven) and Mila Carlin (seven goals) shared the goal scoring.
The Power will now take on Timboon at the Noorat Recreation Reserve this Saturday.