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.
One person is dead after a collision between a car and a truck on the Murray Valley Highway and Waaia Bearii Rd. Traffic is being diverted around the scene.
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.
CLAIRE Murphy came home the other day.
BE LIKE Barry — the video by Campaspe Shire to educate children about recycling — was launched at St Mary’s Primary School on Monday.
WYUNA’s Memorial Hall was filled with over 80 people for the recent launch of the Wyuna History Group’s third book by Wyuna History Group researcher Noel Thompson – Wyuna Honour Roll 1914-1918.
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.
WINE is meant to be enjoyed with good food and good friends.
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.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
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