IF there was one positive to come from Scoresby's straight-sets exit from the Eastern Football League division 1 finals, it's that coach Scott Whyte was saved from making a difficult decision.
Whyte and his wife are expecting their first child this month with the due date September 22, which is also division 1 grand final day.
The Magpies copped a sound beating from Balwyn by 59 points in the elimination semi-final at Boronia on Sunday. Whyte revealed he would have faced a stressful grand final week if the Magpies had of made the final it to the grand final.
"Things with the family happened a bit quicker than we thought they would," Whyte said. "When the doctor told us the due date was September 22 I thought 'you can't be serious?"'
Whyte, who has been reappointed Magpies coach for season 2013, said his side were clearly outmatched by the Tigers whom he tapped as "real contenders" for the division 1 flag.
"We are bitterly disappointed," he said. "Full credit to Balwyn, they were fantastic on the day and they are going to be a real contender this year. Facts are, we just weren't good enough today. Their spread and kicking skills were A1 and we couldn't go with them."
Brad Jones, Shaun Cross, Brenton Legg and Pat Tomkins were in the best players for the Magpies.
Whyte said the loss also showed the need for the Magpies to find a key forward for next season after the Tigers repeatedly forced turnovers from their half-back line.
Balwyn will play Norwood in the EFL division 1 preliminary final at 2.10pm at Bayswater Oval this Saturday.