Win-less Alloway defend cup title

By DAN NANCARROW

ALLEN Summers' Alloway football club may be without a win in 2006, but he is still quietly confident the side can defend it's NewsMail Charity Cup title - provided luck is on their side.

Alloway were subjected to some heavy losses earlier this season, suggesting another tough ride for the Archem Premier League battlers during 2006.

But Summers said there were some promising signs for Alloway in their 3-1 loss to Norths last weekend, as long as the team could develop a good striker.

"We played pretty good football we just weren't putting the ball in the back of the net,'' Summers said.

"We were awarded lots of chances, but the big difference was they put away three and we put away one.''

Summers said Alloway had a completely different team to last year, with only three to four players remaining from last year's side.

He said the team managed to ride their way to the top of the knock-out competition last year through a mix of team spirit and luck, a combination he said he hoped to draw on again this weekend against ATW.

"We had a good team spirit - we did it really well in the cup,'' he said.

"And obviously you need a bit of luck to win matches and we got a bit of luck in those games.''

In the other match Bingera play North while Diggers have the bye.

The winner will play Diggers in the semi-final while the winner ATW and Alloway will go straight to the grand final.



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