POOWONG had a tough day at the office when it hosted the second-placed Bunyip on Saturday.
A seven-goal onslaught in the opening term by the Bulldogs had the Magpies on the back foot from the beginning.
The side’s solitary goal for the day came in the second quarter when Tim Hancock, who battled hard all day at centre half back, pushed forward hard and gathered the ball in space and booted a long goal from 55m out straight through the middle.
It was an uphill battle for the home side from there as Bunyip ran out comfortable winners.
Jordan Wyatt held up strong across half back with Hancock, and Gav Notman presented well across half forward in his 150th game.
Jared Attenborough and Lachie Green were the best of the Poowong midfielders on the day.
Off the field, the club held a highly successful Hypnotist night on Saturday with over 200 people enjoying an entertaining night out.
The club will celebrate its football and netball premierships at its home game against Longwarry on Saturday, August 15.
The day will celebrate the Magpie’s 1940, 1945, 1950, 1970 and 1985 Senior premierships, the 1970 Reserves premiership and the 1990 Thirds premiership.
The 1995 and 2010 A Grade, the 1995 B Grade and 1985 E Grade Netball premierships will also be celebrated.
Free entry will be provided for all premiership players, life members and 300 game club members, with afternoon tea provided from 12pm to 6pm and meals available at the Poowong Hotel following the match.
Poowong has the bye this week to rest up before travelling to play the Warragul Industrials.