Bega Devils on red-hot streak

• Devil Ross Jones shapes to kick as Tiger Tom Adams closes in. A 5-0 win sees Bega on a 32-week undefeated streak.
• Devil Ross Jones shapes to kick as Tiger Tom Adams closes in. A 5-0 win sees Bega on a 32-week undefeated streak.

THE first grade Bega Devils soccer squad is almost untouchable as it extended its winning streak on Sunday. 

A decisive 5-0 win over th Wolumla Tigers racks up a 32-week undefeated streak for the Bega outfit. 

The club would have wrapped up the minor premiership weeks ago, but Tathra has also been having a strong year on the field. 

“Tathra have been really strong this year, we are about two wins clear as minor premiers,” Devils president Chris Dwyer said. 

The Devils have a bye this weekend, but will be very confident heading to the finals series on the back of three premierships in a row. 

However, the front line has taken a hit before the finals. 

“We are going to be missing Jordan Stafford and Harley Cox, our two strikers, but we’ll get the return of Adam Blacka.”

 Dwyer said the squad as a whole was working brilliantly, but some singular talents had shone through during the season. 

“Jordan Stafford has been one of the best players in the comp and has been very handy all year. 

“But Ross and Simon Jones are great players themselves. 

“Simon is a back and Ross plays in the midfield with Jordan up front, it gives us a really strong spine.”

 Alec Caragher also received plenty of praise for his performances out of the midfield. 

On the verge of what could be their fourth straight premiership, Dwyer credited the team for “staying hungry”.

“It is a real credit to our coach Dan Blacka for keeping us motivated. 

“It’s been good, everyone is getting behind us,” he said. 

The community has noticed the continued form of the Devils and sponsorship has been strong for the first grade squad. 

“There is plenty of rugby league and AFL down here so it is great to see people getting behind the soccer as well,”

 If they take home another premiership, Dwyer hopes the Devils will be able to pass on that desire to their up and coming young players. 

“We’ve got 45 under 16s so obviously we will lose a few players, but we will bleed them through over the next few years. 

“That will be the plan.”


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