2014 grand finalists: Bega Devils

The Devils warm up for Sunday's contest at training last Thursday.
The Devils warm up for Sunday's contest at training last Thursday.

The Bega Devils are chasing down their fourth straight premiership flag in the Far South Coast Football first grade men’s competition. 

The club will be without the services of club president Chris Dwyer, but has a full and able line-up to take on the Tathra Sea Eagles on Sunday. 

The squad oozes speed and is ably backed up by some long-range kicks from its defence. 

When the headline game gets underway at the Eden soccer ground, fans can expect to see some quick bursts in the centre and down the wings. 

The squad is on the back of a 33-game undefeated streak and doesn’t plan on stopping one short of another title. 

The return of key striker Jordan Stafford could prove crucial to the Devils’ chances of success on the weekend. 

However, if there is one squad in the competition that could upset the Devils, it is the Tathra Sea Eagles. 

Both clubs boast similar offensive and defensive stats. 

And while the Devils have gone undefeated, the Tathra outfit is hot on its heels, only conceding two games throughout the season. 

The main game starts at the Eden soccer field from 2.50pm on Sunday. 

The Bega Devils are on a rampage with a whopping 33-game undefeated streak to their name. 

Playing the Tathra Sea Eagles this Sunday, the Devils will be looking to assert their dominance and claim a fourth consecutive premiership. 

In the lead-up to the game, here is a glimpse of the Bega line-up and how things could play out on Sunday. 

1 Sam Hodder: 

Bega’s first choice goal keeper for a number of seasons.

Hodder is tall, strong and consistent in front of the Bega goal. A formidable opponent to get past. 

2 Simon Jones: 

Bega’s captain is a lynch pin for the Devils’  formidable defence.

He is dangerous from set pieces and has a long-range kick.

3 Dillon Douch: 

It is Douch’s first year in the senior grade, he has adapted well to the physicality of the top division. 

Douch provides solid support for his team-mates and will play an important role on the weekend.

4 Jordan Stafford: 

Stafford has returned to the club this year and proved himself time and again as one of the best players in the competition. He is a deadly striker with powerful shots on goal. 

5 Adam Blacka: 

Blacka is a hugely experienced player who works all day long in Bega’s front line. 

He will combine with the midfielders and strikers to control the attack. 

6 Clancy Morrison: 

Morrison is a strong player and cleverly uses his body during play. He is improving every game and will be hungry for his first title with the club. 

7 Gerard Malone: 

Malone is a good utility player with skills in a number of positions and can provide size and impact off the bench. 

8 Luke Olivieri: 

Olivieri is an experienced player and earned a spot in the top grade this year. He is an excellent aerial defender and will block any long shots. 

9 Jed Clark: 

Clark has come up from the under 16s and has excelled in a number of roles across the park. He continues to improve each week. 

10 Alec Caragher: 

Caragher has an incredible and unmatched pace, which  is at times unstoppable.

He provides bursts of brilliance and will control play through the midfield. 

11 Corey Robinson:

An ACT local who travels to play for the Devils. When unleashed has a great potential to score and Sunday will be no exception.

12 Dale Roberts: 

Former Arsenal junior, who will use his extensive experience and knowledge of the game to repel any attack. A stoic defender paired with Simon. 

13 Chilli Platt: 

Platt is another junior stepping up to the top grade and has promising pace. A determined young player that will add some flair off the bench. 

14 Ross Jones: 

Jones is consistent down to a tee. He is the only member of the squad to have played in all of the current 33-undefeated game streak, which speaks volumes of his skills and determination. 

15 Daniel Blacka: 

The Devils coach will instill a never give up attitude in the troops and also jumps at any opportunities for his squad to gain the advantage. 

Dan will ensure the team keeps up the talk on the field Sunday. 

17 Blake Grant: 

Grant is the most promising junior progressing through the under 16s.

He provides skill and speed in up front play and will combine well with Stafford and Adam in the Devils’ attack. 


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