Seven times this year Alistair Nash has been named in Morningside’s best. This week he went one better, earning the Syd Guildford player of the round nod.
Despite the Panthers recording a 33-point win over Surfers Paradise on the weekend, Nash was far from content with his, and the teams performance.
“Personally I guess I had an okay game, I was a little bit frustrated with how we were going but we are slowly piecing little bits of play together which is nice,” he said.
“Surfers Paradise were quite good; the individual honour is nice but I would much rather us be playing some better footy.”
Like that annoying little brother, Surfers Paradise just didn’t go away on Saturday, but in true Morningside fashion, they got the job done.
“That’s how we have been playing all year, just grinding slowly. We haven’t had those big blow out wins like we have had in the past, but as all good teams do we are able to get the win each week apart from that Labrador game,” Nash said.
‘That Labrador game’ is something that still doesn’t sit well with Nash, and you better believe he will be out to make amends later this year.
“I found the loss tough. I don’t like losing, I like being number one. They are a very competitive group and I am really looking forward to playing them again on our home deck,” he said.
“I really get myself up for those big games, especially against them, I want to be number one and I want them to know that we are number one.”
Nash has had a remarkably consistent year. When the ball is there to be won in the middle, it’s him that the Panthers look for to get it moving forward.
“I’ve been pretty happy personally with how I have been playing. Stringing games together, and getting that consistency is the main thing I have wanted to do this year, which is key,” Nash said
“I’m trying to lead from the front a little bit to take our game to the next level. Everyone wants to take us down so I’m just trying to do our bit to keep us moving forward and getting those wins.”
Morningside and Nash will look to make it 9-1 this Saturday in a huge clash against the Western Magpies at home.
By Andrew Wiles – @andrewjwiles