HE SET Group Nine alight last year as a try-scoring machine and Tristan Dickson looks likely to leave a similar mark on the Riverina League.
Dickson made a successful start to his code switch at Crossroads Oval on Saturday as he kicked two goals in Mangoplah-Cookardinia United-Eastlakes’ 17-point round one win over Collingullie-Glenfield Park.
Dickson’s blistering speed and deadly sidestep provided plenty of excitement as he made a successful start to his time at the Goannas.
Dickson’s first goal came after a mark, where he played on, sidestepped around an opposition player and drilled the goal on the run.
MCUE co-coach Travis Cohalan liked what he saw from Dickson’s debut.
“I think you can see that he’s an exciting player,” Cohalan said.
“He’s still learning the game a bit, I don’t know how many goals he finished with but when he gets around the ball things tend to happen so we’re really excited to have that type of player in our forward line.”