TANUNDA recruit Josh Trembath has been the shining light in a dark start to the A-grade football season for the Magpies since arriving from South Adelaide, booting 23 goals in four games.
The power forward debuted against South Gawler in round one, booting five majors in a losing effort, before missing games through injury.
Since returning against Barossa District in round five, he’s booted two bags of four, before slotting a lazy 10 majors against Willaston on Saturday.
Despite this, Trembath said the move to the Barossa, Light & Gawler Football Association has been a big change.
“It’s a really strong competition, I’ve never played country footy in my life, and they (the BL&G players) move the ball really well,” he said.
“I’m enjoying my footy this year.”
Despite playing down South and predominantly city football, Trembath said he enjoys the scenic drive through the Barossa.
“I don’t mind it, I enjoy the drive, the boys make it pretty easy up there,” he said.
Trembath was drawn to the club by the lure of potential success – after the Magpies finished third last year – however, an injury-plagued start to the year is threatening to derail any finals aspirations in 2017.
“It’s a special sort of club and good atmosphere,” he said.
“It’s been really good, they’ve been really welcoming.
“I wanted to go somewhere where there’s been success.
“It’s been frustrating at times, but I’ve enjoyed it so far, I’ve got no complaints.”