Scott Burgess to mark 300 games for Saints

Scott Burgess in action against the Wodonga Raiders in the 2001 preliminary final.

Scott Burgess in action against the Wodonga Raiders in the 2001 preliminary final.

MYRTLEFORD’S Scott Burgess will play his 300th club match for the Saints at McNamara Reserve today.

Burgess, who has played 185 senior and 114 reserve grade matches, is one of the few veterans left at the club after making his senior debut as a sprightly 18-year-old in 1984.

He also spent 11 years at Echuca.

“It’s been good,” Burgess said ahead of the Saints’ reserve grade clash against Wodonga Raiders today.

“There are a lot of young blokes around and I think the club has plenty of upside.”

Burgess’ son Christian is one of Myrtleford’s rising stars with coach Brad Murray often reminded that he has played with two generations of the family.

“Brad cops a bit over that,” Burgess said. “Seriously though, before he injured his hamstring I reckon he was playing as well as I have ever seen him play.

“I think Leigh (Corcoran) and Brad make a good combination.”

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