Everyone is on the same page ahead of tomorrow’s final round Regional Premier League clash at McEwen Reserve. With Shepparton South determined to finish its season on a high and Shepparton still to secure second place and the double chance, neither side will be caught going through the motions.
Everyone is on the same page ahead of tomorrow’s final round Regional Premier League clash at McEwen Reserve.
With Shepparton South determined to finish its season on a high and Shepparton still to secure second place and the double chance, neither side will be caught going through the motions.
The home side may be out of contention for finals, but is unbeaten in its past three matches — including back-to-back wins against Tatura and Cobram.
The visiting Reds became minor premier Shepparton United’s latest victim last week, but were far from disgraced and South coach Reno Lia hoped his side could match it with them.
‘‘We will go in with a bit of confidence,’’ Lia said.
‘‘They’re in the top two and the sort of side you gauge yourself against, so it would be nice to walk away and say we did all right, particularly if they’re going out there to win.
‘‘It’s been a long season and it’s disappointing we won’t play finals, but during the year we didn’t deserve to and there has been progress.’’
Under-15 striker Damian Russo looks to have done enough to earn a second straight start, with Lia likely to stick with the same starting XI that won at Cobram Showgrounds.
Reds coach Matt Gray confirmed his side would certainly be out to win, not only because third-placed Cobram Victory is breathing down the club’s neck, but because it would snap a three-game winless streak on the eve of finals.
‘‘We don’t want to rely on United beating Victory. We’ll be keen to put it in our own hands. We want the win and we want the double chance,’’ Gray said.
‘‘South are a good unit, they have some good youngsters and it’s just taken for them time to gel. We just have to make sure we take our chances.’’
Converting opportunities was an area Shepparton struggled in against United last week, but the number they created was pleasing for Gray, who will serve the second of a three-game suspension tomorrow.
Defensive midfielder Carl Trigila looks set to finally return to the senior side, after finally overcoming a long-term ankle problem and showing good form in the reserves.
A car was stolen from the Chemist Warehouse carpark in Shepparton on Saturday while the owner was shopping for Christmas presents.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
'Suttonsville', a minitature version of Echuca-Moama made out of gingerbread at Moama's Sutton Bakery, has a growing number of admirers.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.