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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The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
If too much footy is never enough for you then get down to Echuca South’s oval on Sunday and catch the Echuca Moama United masters, the EMUs, in action.
TRUCKS, cars and vintage machinery took over Rochester Recreation Reserve on Tuesday last week.
KYABRAM’S Margaret and Leonard Flint have come a long way since meeting in the early 1950s.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to find an intensive care nurse running an award winning hotel and brewery, but that’s exactly what you will find when you visit Tooborac.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
At 77 years of age, popular local golfer Paul ‘Tango’ has claimed his second hole-in-one.
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