Miller enjoys stepping up a grade for BITS

Dave Miller heads the ball clear in his sides draw against Meteors.
Dave Miller heads the ball clear in his sides draw against Meteors. Mike Richards

MOTHER'S Day was a huge weekend for Dave Miller, not only celebrating the occasion but a number of other achievements as well.

Usually a Second Division player at the BITS Football Club, Miller stepped up to First Division in the side's draw with Meteors, unavailable to play the Sunday fixture.

The reason he was not on the team list, it was the Englishman's birthday Sunday, notching up 39 years, and still able to play in Gladstone's top grade.

The only thing missing from his haul at the weekend was a goal, a milestone Miller's son took care of instead.

"I have an eight-year-old son who plays for BITS, Adam, he scored four goals on Saturday," Miller said.

"He scores more goals than me, but I am a defender."

A lot of Miller's defensive work was completed back in England, living in Manchester before making the choice to move down under.

Adamant he made the right choice, the Miller family looks set to stay with BITS for a number of years to come, giving young Adam the chance to score a lot more goals, and perhaps even a couple sneaking into the net from the boot of his dad.

"I work at Bunnings. We came because they were short of managers," Miller said.

"I love it, it is great here."

Gladstone 1st division results:

  • Yaralla 5 def. Clinton 1
  • Meteors 2 drew BITS 2

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