AFL Hunter Central Coast interleague co-coach Tim Cotter has paid tribute to Singleton star Andrew Scott moments after the region celebrated a 41-point victory over AFL South Coast.
Earlier in the day the region’s women’s side also prevailed by 81 points.
“Andrew Scott was the natural choice as captain,” Cotter told the Singleton Argus.
“He’s highly skilled, performed in rep games consistently and has the respect of all his team mates.
“Not a big talker, but leads with his actions.”
Cardiff defender Nic Tomlinson would take out the best on ground medal on account of his guile; an honour Scott has already achieved twice since joining the league in 2016.
The Singleton coach would instead showcase his prowess on the scoring end.
“We had him at centre half forward and he kicked an early goal and put big pressure on when the ball came forward with his relentless tackling,” he added.
“Overall our ability to get the ball on the outside and move quickly into our targets in Keast, Lennon and Hughes proved to be dangerous.
“Down back the combination of Tos, Haswell and Tomlinson were all fantastic on much bigger opponents.
“We’re really pleased with the result and the fact that our very young side got the job done.”
Singleton will now aim to rectify a 0-2 senior away record when travelling to Killarney Vale this weekend.
AFL Hunter Central Coast Men 3.6, 6.8, 9.10, 12.16 (88)
AFL South Coast Men 1.2, 3.4, 4.9, 6.11 (47)
AFL Hunter Central Coast Men: J. Lennon 2, I. Hughes 2, C. Keast 2, T. Oosterhoff 2, A. Watling 1, A. Scott 1, M. DeLeur 1, I. Olsen 1.
AFL South Coast Men: S. Wilson 2, K. Churchill 1, W. Cook 1, C. Cook 1, J. Burgess 1.
AFL Hunter Central Coast Men: B. Tos, N. Tomlinson, J. Lennon, I. Olsen, C. Haswell, C. Keast.
AFL South Coast Men: A. Jory, R. Watson, C. McFadden, J. Hogarth, W. Cook, B. Williams.
Best on Ground Award: Nic Tomlinson (AFL HCC)
By Alex Tigani