Unbeaten Diggers eyeing top prize
DIGGERS completed an undefeated season in style on Saturday night, thumping their bogey team, Bingera, 9-2.
The emphatic victory went some way to erasing memories of their 1-0 loss to Bingera in the NewsMail Cup final, but coach Nathan Darlington said that it was still all to play for.
“An undefeated season is something that we should all be proud of and we probably haven’t received the credit we deserve for that,” he said.
“But it’s a whole new competition next week and our boys can’t just turn up and expect results.”
Nick Maas was the beneficiary of some impressive team play, clocking up five goals to take his season tally to 27.
His nearest rival on 15 goals – team-mate Michael Stayte – got a hat-trick of his own.
“It was pretty impressive really,” Darlington said.
“We could have turned off but we’ve got some unfinished business I think.”
They will now play Moore Park, who have struggled to find the form they showed earlier in the season.
Injury and a hectic playing schedule have played a big part in that, but as is usually the case they are likely to field a much stronger side in the finals.
“They’ll be a different prospect next week,” Darlington confirmed.
He said his troop would take confidence from years of playing together into their finals campaign, something not many other sides can boast.