Devils to spark up Penguins

Midfielder:Jorden Stafford works the ball through the middle during the Alan Mitchell Cup against Bemboka recently.
Midfielder:Jorden Stafford works the ball through the middle during the Alan Mitchell Cup against Bemboka recently.

Dillon Douch could be the attacking prowess that will get the Bega Devils over the line on Sunday. 

Taking on the Pambula Penguins in first grade, midfielder Chris Dwyer said Douch had been “scoring the majority of our goals” as well as backing up in reserve grade play for the Bega White team. 

Douch will be the tip of the spear with Bega looking to set up control through the middle and on the flanks with their immense speed. 

“Ross Jones is another who is very quick and then we’ve obviously got very fast wide midfielders,” Dwyer said. 

Pambula are no slouch when it comes to defending goals with a very experienced back-line and the Pambula club sometimes opting to run four at the back. 

However, the Bega club will look to its speedy mids to overwhelm the Pambula defence and lock in a few goals. 

“Players like myself and Sam Finlay, we’ll try get behind them and set up play for our strikers,” Dwyer said. 

“We’ve been very lucky in our midfielders Clancy [Morrison] and Jorden [Stafford], they can fall back if needed and then turn and help push the attack.”

Dwyer went on to say that the Devils had only conceded two goals this year so far and the club would “be backing our own backline, while looking to push our aggressive plays in the attack”. 

The Devils will be nipping at competition-leading Wolumla’s heels if they can defeat the Penguins on Sunday. 

However, Dwyer said the competition was more even than before and there were serious contenders for the flag. 

The club is also boasting two reserve grade sides that have been running well. 

They’ve been providing enormous depth for the Devils and are frequently called up for first grade duties. 

“We’ve got two sort of different sides, we call them the old boys and the young boys,” Dwyer said with a laugh. 

One made up of mostly veteran players, while the other is young guns emerging from the junior ranks. 

“What we’re finding is we’ve had to call on both teams for some players to fill any gaps in players like Dan Blacka, Gerard Malone and Dillon,” he said. 

The two sides will face each other in a club showdown on Sunday. 

The She-Devils will play host to the Mallacoota ladies on Sunday in the hopes of putting on their third win in a row. 

“They’ve had some new recruits and are looking more competitive as each game goes by, it’s getting pretty exciting and they’re in the hunt for their third.”

The first grade draw will go ahead at Bega’s George Griffin Oval at 2.40pm on Sunday.

Reserves kick off at noon, while the ladies game will run from 1.20pm.

The Tathra United Club will travel south to face the Merimbula Grasshoppers with their game to be held on Berrambool Oval from 2.40pm and reserves at 1pm.