DIVISION ONE: Diggers Football Club player Hayden Sharp in action at Martens Oval. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
DIVISION ONE: Diggers Football Club player Hayden Sharp in action at Martens Oval. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg

Alloway didn’t give Diggers any time to adjust

ALLOWAY didn't give Diggers any time to adjust to the step up into Division 1 football at the weekend and after the 3-1 result Alloway defender Hayden Scarborough thought there was improvement to come.

Diggers found it hard to crack the defence of Alloway and with Scarborough and his younger brother Lachlan down back other teams might face similar difficulties.

He said there was no one he would rather play with and their connection meant life might be hard for the strikers in the league.

"I'd rather play with my brother than most of the players (in the competition), I understand him and he understands me so I kind of works out well," Scarborough said."We can basically switch around where ever we want to go and we know what we are doing, it must be a family thing."

Not only did Alloway beat Diggers on the scoreboard, its physical style of play resulted in a few yellow cards and showed their rivals what to expect this season.

As part of Alloway's defence Scarborough was disappointed Diggers got one past him but said the score should have been more in favour of his team.

"It wasn't too bad, 3-1, it should have been more but we didn't take the chances, it should have been at least six," Scarborough said.

"We were just getting the hang of it, we had a few new players coming through and we hadn't played together."

Bingera overcame a strong start by Brothers Aston Villa to win 4-1 with its defence strangling the Villa attack for most of the game.

Bingera took a 2-1 into half-time and its coach, Laurie Stephenson, praised the back five after the match: "Our defence was well organised and we made it hard for them to score," he said.

Stephenson praised the efforts of goalkeeper Dean Pickup, who returned to full-time keeping duties after two years off and was one of the best players on the pitch.

Pickup wasn't the only goalkeeper to catch the eye at the weekend, Moore Park's Justin Anderson starred in his team's 1-0 win in the Challenge Cup game over Across The Waves.

Anderson landed the man-of-the-match trophy for his work in Moore Park's third-straight win.

Moore Park Div 1 men celebrating their third-straight Challenge Cup win.
Moore Park Div 1 men celebrating their third-straight Challenge Cup win.