It has been a tough year for South Armidale with a massive turnover of players but in Saturday’s senior clashes, the club proved they are on the rise once again.
Both teams in the McDonald’s Northern Inland Premier League had wins over the firing Tamworth FC side while their third division New England competition team beat The Armidale School. The reserve grade side won 5-nil while the first grade team triumphed 3-1.
“The boys have just started to have fun and I think that is the key. There’s been a fair bit of stress around the club for a lot of the year and we are starting to enjoy it and the results are showing,” president Joe Campbell said.
“For the last two or three weeks we have had five or six people backing up for two grades and it puts a lot of stress on everybody but in saying that we are having a bit of fun and getting results.”
Campbell said while the first grade side are out of contention for a semi-finals finish, they won’t mind rattling a few cages of some of the competition’s top sides.
“We looked at the table and realistically we don’t have a chance to make the finals in premier league so we will just go out there and have fun with each other and if we can be a bit of a disruption for other teams trying to make the semis, all good,” he said.
“Against Easts [this Saturday] it is just a matter of going out there and continuing on with the run we have had in the last few weeks. Easts are a good team but I think they have had a similar season to us, up and down.”