Blighty assistant coach Brad Todd says the Redeyes need to bounce back against Mathoura tomorrow or else they risk not playing finals.June 6, 2014 3:50am
Picola United is the only team in the Picola & District Football League to have faced Blighty at its fearsome best this season.
The Redeyes smashed the Blues by seven goals in the wet back in round six, but have since dropped out of the top five after losing their last two games.
Tomorrow they have a chance to take back fifth spot when they travel to Mathoura, but playing-assistant coach Brad Todd knows it won’t be easy.
‘‘We have to be on our game if we want to come away with the points,’’ said Todd, who is lining up against his old team.
‘‘Mathoura has had a couple of good players return to the club in (Tim) Sparey and (Brett) Weldon, as well as the guys recruited from Echuca.
‘‘We have been up and down and have had trouble getting consistency week in week out, so we need to turn up to play.’’
Todd said the Redeyes will be very wary of Beau Duggan-Hulands who has kicked 17 goals from his five outings this year.
Former Echuca United player Nathan Kavanagh is also dangerous around the goals.
But at the other end of the ground is perhaps where the visitors will get on top.
Brody Lumber has been firing for the Redeyes, booting six goals last week, while veteran Jarryd Wilson booted four in small forward Phil Williams’ absence.
‘‘I can’t see many changes to last week’s side as we put up a great effort against the benchmark in Jerilderie,’’ Todd said.
‘‘We need to get to the half-way mark with a 50-50 record because if we drop to three and five (wins and losses) we will be chasing tail all the way to the last round.
‘‘We need to get back on the winners’ list if we want to make something of this season, so it’s make or break for us tomorrow.’’
After a strong contest against Jerilderie last week the Redeyes should get their reward with a big win tomorrow.
Country Fire Authority units are at the scene of a fire on Leithen St in Shepparton this afternoon.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
The Queensland Fruit Fly was discussed a Murray Shire meeting on Tuesday afternoon - with plans being made for two public forums.
The Rochester Mural Festival will feature murals similar to ones displayed in Sheffield, Tasmania.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
Moving ceremony on a cold Seymour night.
A commemorative plaque to mark 100 years of Berrigan Red Cross has been unveiled outside the Berrigan RSL Club.
Lillian King has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family members and friends.
Tocumwal defeated in Picola and District Football Netball League seniors action on Saturday, with Strathmerton taking a convincing win.
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