BY ALEX TIGANI
Singleton midfielder Andrew Scott believes his line-up has a great chance of playing in this year’s AFL Black Diamond Cup grand final.
To quote the reigning Davey medal winner, who guided his men to a preliminary final following a 3-7 start in 2019, “It is a sour feeling walking off the ground knowing you could have done better.”
Therefore the former NEAFL and WAFL star will certainly be one to watch from the first bounce when the Roosters take on Newcastle City in this Saturday’s semi-final.
“I think Terrigal are the clear favourites overall considering they went through the season undefeated,” he revealed.
“We probably also sit behind Newcastle in the race for the flag (to the outsiders) but it absolutely can be done.
“You just need to get to the grand final and anything can happen.”
Last year Scott polled 20 votes to hold off Panther Chris Bishop by the narrowest of margins in the Elliott Davey medal.
He also collected the league’s coaches award and was named captain of the the AFL Black Diamond representative side in May and team of the year in September.
During this time he has also added another milestone to his long list of achievements.
“It has been great,” he revealed.
“I have had to manage my time with family and football but I’ve been lucky enough to get the support of Lynan which has made it easier.
“As a younger player I always enjoyed watching kids run out to their dads after the game and I love being able to do that with Arlen now.”
Scott was named at centre half back in his first senior game for the club (which was also against Newcastle City).
Tomorrow the role will be filled by teenager Daltyn McCartney, one of nine Roosters to make their senior finals debut for the club.
“He is a very composed character which I think is crucial for finals footy,” Scott concluded.
“He will have big roles to play but I’m confident he will surprise people with his ability.”
SINGLETON ROOSTERS – 2020 FINALS GUIDE
Roosters vs. Newcastle City
Saturday, 3pm – Cardiff
Roosterettes vs. Wallsend-West Newcastle
Saturday, 5:30pm – Cardiff
Under-11 vs. Warners Bay
Sunday, 10:30am – Warners Bay
Warriors (U15) vs. Newcastle City
Sunday, 12pm – Maitland
Youth Girls vs. Warners Bay
Sunday, 12pm – Warners Bay
Under-13 vs. Newcastle City
Sunday, 1:30pm – Warners Bay