Devils aim for fourth straight win


Denman Devils playing coach Liam Foran admits he has been satisfied with his side’s 4-1 start to the season.

Since crossing over from the Cessnock Goannas (Newcastle RL), the former NRL player has guided the Devils to early wins against Singleton (48-8) and Muswellbrook (32-6).

However he does not want his supporters to get side-tracked following their recent away victories over Aberdeen (74-16) and Singleton (52-14).

“Aberdeen and Singleton are probably going through that rebuilding stage and there’s a gap between them and the other four teams,” Foran reflected.

“In saying that, you can’t take any team lightly or you can get your pants pulled down really quick.”

Last year, the Devils only recorded two wins for the season prior to the 2021 covid-lockdown.

They could now capture a four or five game winning streak when taking on the Greta Branxton Colts this Sunday (Round 2 catch up match) and then again on Thursday night.

Denman Devil Bailey Taylor shares the top spot on the leading point scorer table with Scone Thoroughbred Jake Watts. They have scored 76 each.

“You always get thrown these little curve balls when it comes to washout rounds and covid so we just have to deal with it,” he explained.

“I watched them (Greta Branxton) play Aberdeen around a month ago and it was hard to read much out of that game.

“From all reports they are getting together a pretty good side with players coming back from Newcastle Rugby League so they will have a bit of class there.

“You sort of just have to take every game as it comes with the right attitude.”