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.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
As part of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May, the Riverine Herald will shed light on the debilitating, yet controversial, illness through the eyes of those fighting it.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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