Coming off wins last weekend, Tongala and Congupna will be out for a repeat on Saturday when they do battle in Murray Football League.GEORGINA CAHILL June 26, 2014 3:15am
With both sides coming off thrilling round 10 wins, it is certain to be a tightly contested match when Tongala hosts Congupna in Murray Football League on Saturday.
Tongala registered its second win of the season last weekend, getting on top of Numurkah by 32 points, while The Road caused a major upset against Nathalia, claiming a five-point win.
Just one win separates the sides, who will meet for the first time this season.
Despite sitting 12th on the ladder, Tongala coach David Newman was pleased with his side’s recent form.
‘‘It’s a good feeling at the moment,’’ Newman said.
‘‘The last three weeks have been really good.’’
For Newman, this week’s focus was on putting four quarters together.
He said the Blues would focus on their work-rate and ability to spread.
‘‘The main goal is to try and repeat what we did last week,’’ Newman said.
‘‘It’s been a challenge for our playing group being consistent.’’
Neither side lost players to injury last weekend and do not expect to make changes.
The Road’s Nathan Congram will get first dibs on in-form Blues forward Andrew Reid.
Reid booted eight goals against Numurkah last week and sits fifth on the league’s leading goal-kicker list. Jordan Souter can expect extra attention from The Road, while the Blues will do their homework on Daniel Bowles.
Heath Barton was The Road’s only multiple goal-scorer last week with three.
The Road coach Kevin O’Donoghue wanted his side to replicate its four-quarter effort against Nathalia.
‘‘Everyone had a contribution to the win, whereas we’ve had a few passengers,’’ O’Donoghue said.
‘‘We’ve been playing some really good footy, we’ve just had some lapses.’’
O’Donoghue predicted muddy, difficult conditions and hoped his side would adjust.
‘‘It looks like it’s going to be really wet, so we’ll try to be as clean as we can.’’
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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