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.
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