Football: grand final loss will spur on Scarborough says coach

SCARBOROUGH coach Aidan Parker says his players will learn from the club’s second-straight runner-up finish in the WA Amateur Football League A Grade.

Scarborough lost to Trinity Aquinas by 12 points in a tight encounter at Bassendean Oval last Saturday.

Parker said a few played injured and did a great job.

“The boys are obviously pretty flat, but we have a number of young guys that will learn from the experience,” he said.

“We had our opportunities, but Trinity Aquinas was the best team all year and deserved the win.”

Parker said the loss would motivate the team to push through the pre-season.

“We will add a few pacy midfielders to the group which hopefully will drive us further next year,” he said.

Trinity Aquinas president Andrew Edwards said the players felt proud and relieved after winning the club’s first A-grade premiership in 47 years.

“For many years the players have been working toward this and finally they were able to achieve the ultimate,” he said

“Having some much pressure put on by supporters to win one, the relief to finally break the duck was great.

“All the players understood the magnitude of the win after seeing them all there at the game supporting and afterwards thanking them for winning.”