Belvoir recruit David Farrell admits he didn't leave North on best terms with everyone

Long-time North Albury star David Farrell will play against his former club for the first time when Belvoir hosts Saturday's game.
Long-time North Albury star David Farrell will play against his former club for the first time when Belvoir hosts Saturday's game.

Belvoir’s mid-season recruit David Farrell has set the scene for a lively first clash against his former club North Albury, declaring he didn’t leave on best terms with everyone.

And the fierce battle for finals will only add to the match.

“I left on good terms with a lot of blokes, but there were some other people, it wasn’t real good in the end, we’ll just say that mate,” he said.

The 27-year old has been regarded as one of the association’s most prodigious talents since bursting on the scene as a fast-scoring teenager.

He finished as the leading run-scorer in three successive seasons, from 2008-09, but it’s been a struggle the last two years.

“I don’t think I’ve been making the runs that I could be or should be,” he said.

“I’m not hitting the ball too bad, I just need a bit more time in the middle I reckon.”

Five teams are fighting desperately for the last four finals spots, with Belvoir just outside the top six, while North is fifth.

Farrell was quizzed whether this game meant more than any other during the season.

“Bloody oath it does, considering the season, pretty much both sides have to win anyway,” he said.

“It will be on for young and old I reckon.”

North coach Matt Kirkwood is only too aware of the left-hander’s talent.

“Dave needed to do something different, I’ve got nothing against him whatsoever,” he said.

“He’s always welcome back there (North), he’s a premiership player and he’s still a well-liked person.”