Football: Stirling celebrates drought-breaking win

Stirling Amateur Football Club recorded a drought-breaking win in the Perth Football League.
Stirling Amateur Football Club recorded a drought-breaking win in the Perth Football League.

PLAYERS and supporters of Stirling Amateur Football Club are celebrating after a drought-breaking win.

The Saints’ reserves team enjoyed their first win in the Perth Football League since round 17, 2017 when they beat Nollamara on Saturday 15.8 (98) to 3.9 (27).

It was the team’s first win in 630 days and broke a run of 25 consecutive losses.

The round 17, 2017 match was won by forfeit because of insufficient opposition players, with the last played win coming in round 1 that season.

Club secretary Paul Giamov said the reserves had struggled to maintain playing numbers in the past few years “resulting in some heavy losses and extended losing streaks”.

“What was most impressive was that it was not just a narrow win, but a significant win by 71 points,” he said.

“It was the highest score by our reserves team since 2002, our greatest winning margin since 2002, and the first time since 2011 that we kept an opposition team goalless in the first half.”

The club plays and trains at Richard Guelfi Reserve in Balcatta.

It is always seeking players to join and is inviting former members to be part of its annual past players day on June 22.

More information at www.stirlingsaints.com.