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.
Thirty-five tonnes of tomatoes from Murchison's Vraca Produce was pelted at participants of Saturday's Tomato Battle in Melbourne.
Local football talent Dan Howe played well in his first game for reigning AFL premiership club Hawthorn last Thursday night.
A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.
Motorists are encouraged to attend a safe plates day on Saturday, after police statistics showed 23 numberplates stolen from Echuca in the past year.
The inaugural Rochester Mural Festival is in full swing with hundreds of cars stopping to check out the talent.
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Red balloons adorned fences, letterboxes and verandah posts across the district on Saturday as the community thanked its firefighters for keeping them safe.
Local sporting talent was celebrated at the Sports Star of the Year awards night last Thursday at Barooga Sports Club.
A court case site visit has lead to a brief closure of the Cobb Highway at Mathoura.
Fruit Growers Victoria plans to give fruit growers in Victoria more on-farm support as a result of its organisational restructure.
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