The Eagles are expecting a tough game against the Road on Saturday.June 6, 2014 8:28am
Given the close nature of the Murray Football League, every game is of importance and it is no different for Echuca United tomorrow.
Only four points separates the top two sides from third to sixth and although Congupna has not been in the best form this season, it defeated the Eagles last time they met last year.
‘‘I expect it to be much the same (as last week), with teams out to knock us off,’’ United coach Scott Beattie said.
‘‘I don’t see why we’re the hunted because we’re not going that well.’’
The coach was quick to emphasise that despite the loss, ‘‘internally things are good’’.
‘‘We are expecting a pretty young side that will push forward,’’ Beattie said.
With an extended injury list, the coach said it would be good to have a couple of players back out on the track, but that the players stepping up were doing a good job.
‘‘We have up to 17 players not playing footy,’’ Beattie said.
The Eagles suffered a shock five-point loss to Numurkah last week, despite holding a 22-point lead at the last change, but the team will look to keep the Road to a minimal score.
Beattie said defender Daniel Cavallaro would likely have another week to overcome his injury, while it was good to see Rowan Priest gaining some match fitness again.
■ Veteran player Jason Leeman will front up for his 200th senior and reserves game tomorrow.
Making the achievement even more remarkable is it comes after Leeman has retired, not once, but twice.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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