After a slow start Shepparton East has finished too strongly for Rennie to make it two straight wins in Picola District Football League south-east.MATTHEW GALEA April 14, 2014 3:15am
Shepparton East made it two wins from two with a 24-point win over Rennie in Picola District Football League south-east on Saturday.
The Eagles had to recover from a slow start to take the points, but impressive defensive pressure all game played a big role in securing the points.
Rennie failed to capitalise on a number of chances on the run throughout the game with Eagles defenders swamping their opponents at times, and once Dwain Vidler’s midfield unit started functioning properly, there were plenty of opportunities at the other end.
Cobey Aynsley and Matt Hodgetts were clinical in front of goal, kicking five and four respectively, ensuring the good work in the ruck from Rowan Stephenson and Rob Osborne wasn’t going to waste.
‘‘We were ordinary in the first quarter. We were second to the ball and everyone was sort of holding back,’’ Vidler said.
‘‘But we spoke about what needed to be done at quarter-time and we started to really click.
‘‘Rowan and Rob were giving us plenty of first use and just our movement from the back half to get it into the forward 50 was really good.’’
Daniel Lloyd set the team up well at centre half-back, while Jeromy Aynsley was hard at the contest and won his side plenty of the footy.
With two wins from two, life at Central Park has gotten off to a good start for Vidler.
‘‘If you’d have offered me two wins from two before the season, I’d have taken it,’’ Vidler said.
‘‘I still think it’s looking like an open season
Rennie coach Ryan Forsyth said he wasn’t disappointed with the manner of the performance even if the result was less than ideal.
‘‘I was pretty happy with the effort. We were short on the bench and we needed a couple of guys to come up from the reserves, but I was generally impressed with the effort,’’ Forsyth said.
Tom Harbrow continued his impressive form in front of goal kicking five majors, while Braden Mitchell (2) and Scott McDonald (1) also provided positives.
‘‘Scott probably played his best game of footy for us,’’ Forsyth said. ‘‘But in the end it’s the same as it was against Katamatite. We were a little rushed in front of the sticks and missed a lot of shots and that’s shown on the scoreboard.’’
Workers from charitable organisation People Supporting People are warning Shepparton residents to keep an eye out for a woman falsely claiming to be collecting donations on their behalf.
The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
More than $15,000 was raised at a family day on Sunday. The event was to raise money for the families of Barry Purtell and Dave Lobb.
Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Farmers have a new weapon in the fight against mice.
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
History is recorded to inspire the next generation, author John Northage said at the launch of, Mending the Goulburn Broken, in Shepparton last week.
A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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