Black Diamond AFL: Singleton captain-coach Andrew Scott claims second best-on-ground award in as many representative appearances

Andrew Scott has played twice for the Black Diamond AFLrepresentative team.
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On both occasions the Roosters captain-coachwas named the side’s best on ground, starting with an away win over Wagga Wagga in 2016 and followed bySaturday’s loss to Canberra at Manuka Oval.

The Singleton-based 30-year-old remains unsure if he’ll make it three from three in 2019, but has enjoyed the extra challenge since moving to the Hunter region.

BEST ON GROUND: Black Diamond AFL representative Andrew Scott. Picture: Elite Sports Images

“I doenjoy it and I like challenging myself,” Scott said.

“I guess I’m getting on a bit now, but it’s good to know you can still match it at a higher level.

“Whether I do it next year, it would be nicebut it just depends on a Uni and that sort of stuff so we’ll just have to wait and see.”

In mid 2015, physiotherapy student Scott relocated from Brisbane where he’d been playing for North East n Football League (NEAFL) outfitsthe Redlands Bombers and before that Mount Gravatt.

He joined the Singleton club as a way to meet people in the community and his mining-engineer wife Lynan is now playing her second season for the Roosters’ women’s team.Singleton won a first-division premiership two years ago, weregrand finalists in Septemberbefore being promoted to the top leaguein 2018.

“The challenge is keeping everyone motivated,” he said.

The Roosters, who host Wyong at Rose Point Park on Saturday (2pm), have a 2-3 record in their promotion campaign.

Elsewhere in round-seven encounters this weekend and a top-four spot is on the line between Gosfordand Warners Bay at Adcock Park, Newcastle City take onNelson Bay, undefeated Cardiff meet Maitland while Killarney Vale versusLake Macquarie pits the last-placed clubs against one another. Title holders Terrigal-Avoca have the bye.

Meanwhile and the home ground of Port Stephens Power, Medowie’s Ferodale Park,was on Friday announced as host of the Black Diamond AFL women’s representative carnival on July 21. Playerand coach selections for Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast teamswill be confirmed next month.

In Black Diamond AFL women’s competition this Saturday and third-placed Singleton host Wyong Lakes with only one win separating them on the ladder, Gosford are at home to Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie travel to Killarney Vale, Muswellbrook visit Cardiff, Maitland clash with Port Stephens, Terrigal-Avoca tackleWallsend-West Newcastle while City’s two sides have back-to-back fixtures at No.1 Sportsground with the unbeaten Stars facing The Entrance-Bateau Bay and Novas tackling frontrunners Nelson Bay.

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