Katunga continues to enjoy winning feeling after hanging on to defeat Shepparton East in a nail-biting Picola District Football League south-east contest.MATTHEW GALEA July 21, 2014 3:15am
Katunga has kept that winning feeling going despite some average kicking in front of goal.
The Swans beat Shepparton East by three points in a Picola District Football League south-east thriller and coach Daniel Burness was relieved to get over the line.
‘‘The wayward kicking was the only thing I was disappointed with because we had plenty of opportunities, but couldn’t kick the goals,’’ Burness said.
‘‘But after a few losses the boys realise they want that winning feeling back and now that we’ve got a couple in a row we’ve emphasised we want to finish the season strong.
‘‘If we do that, we give ourselves every chance to be in the mix come finals time.’’
The Eagles led at the first two breaks, but were overrun after that, even if the Swans couldn’t show it on the scoreboard.
The superb rearguard action of Shannon Emmett and defensive work of Ben and Josh Wellington in the midfield ensured the Eagles had to work hard for their opportunities at the other end.
Given the Swans’ wastefulness in front of goal, it was that defensive performance that made all the difference.
‘‘The whole backline was really good. They had 19 forward-50 entries in one of the quarters and we restricted them to only a couple of goals,’’ Burness said.
‘‘Shannon is so important in that respect. You wouldn’t say he’s a key back, but in terms of footy smarts and the way he reads the game he’s up there with the best I’ve played with and he’s having a really good year.’’
Burness defended his forwards saying the conditions perhaps did not suit them.
‘‘It’s pretty muddy out there and I don’t think the conditions were great for them,’’ Burness said.
‘‘Shaun McPhillamy presented well and even though Dylan (Sidebottom) only kicked four behinds, he took some great grabs and worked really well
‘‘We did it the hard way in the end, but it was good to get the four points.’’
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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