The Finley Cats, who lead the Murray Football League, will make their first appearance at the newly-refurbished Finley Recreation Reserve this weekend.GREGOR MACTAGGART July 31, 2014 3:26am
Cameron Robertson (left) and his Finley team-mates will be pleased to be back on home soil for the first time this season when the Cats host Congupna.
Murray Football League leader Finley makes a welcome return to home soil on Saturday.
With construction of the new $1.7
As Finley president Ashley Haynes explained, the club has been looking forward to getting into their new digs.
‘‘Work started late last year, so we’ve seen it progress all summer and all of winter to now being finished,’’ Haynes said.
‘‘We’re pleased that the time has come to move in now and it has worked out well, we’re playing Congupna first-up because we agreed a switch of our home games early on in the season.’’
One look at the senior football ladder and you would not have known Finley had been a team using makeshift home venues such as Blighty and Jerilderie.
The Cats are purring along nicely at the top of the MFL ladder with an 11-3 win-loss record and this week is the first of three straight home appearances.
The race to grab that berth in the top six really heats up in earnest with the other matches in round 15.
Deniliquin Rams host Rumbalara at Hardinge St Oval in a match the home side must win to keep pace with nearest rivals Nathalia, Barooga and Mulwala, who, like the Rams, possess 9-5 records.
Barooga is fancied to account for Tongala, with Mulwala facing a trip to a Numurkah side looking to end a five-match losing streak.
Nathalia travels south-west to take on Moama, which can kiss any hope of reaching September goodbye with defeat on Saturday.
The final match of the round should see a resounding victory to Echuca United against winless Cobram.
The Country Fire Authority has issued an emergency warning for a fast moving, out-of-control grassfire near Tongala.
Police investigating a break and enter at a Mulwala club more than 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance by releasing an image of a person they believe has information to assist them.
Tatura’s Victory Hall is set for a big year as preparations get under way to celebrate the hall’s 90th birthday in September.
The 2015 Moama RSL indoor bias bowls season starts next week.
Rochester Secondary College school captains Dom Atley and Tim Poole have been accepted to study biomedical science in the first step towards becoming doctors.
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Finley Henry Matheson was bestowed one of the highest Australia Day honours.
Heathcote Hostel residents were treated to a visit from Heathcote’s favourite horse, Sub Zero, as part of Australia Day celebrations.
Recent weather conditions have come as a mixed blessing for farmers, with high rainfall and humidity providing a respite for irrigators as well as difficult growing and picking conditions for fruit growers.
Darren McLoughlin only started playing croquet seven years ago.
From orchards to harvest to shelves, a new exhibition will celebrate the Goulburn Valley’s iconic fruit industry. The Photos of the Fruit Industry exhibition will run as part of the SheppARTon Festival in March and aims to share memories and history of an industry that has shaped the region.
Former Benalla footballer Tom Rockliff has been named captain of the Brisbane Lions Football Club.
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