Murray Bushrangers tuned up for the TAC Cup season with a crushing performance against Greater Western Sydney’s academy squads on Sunday.By Patrick O'Meara
Murray Bushrangers tuned up for the TAC Cup season with a crushing performance against Greater Western Sydney’s academy squads on Sunday.
The under-18 side played a six-period match at Barooga and came out an estimated 20-goal victor.
Murray Bushrangers talent manager Andrew Carson said it was a valuable hit-out.
‘‘It was a really successful day for us,’’ Carson said.
‘‘The last two games before round one are really important and it is about trying to settle the team for round one.
‘‘We will do the same again when we take on Bendigo this Sunday at Rumbalara.’’
He said scores were not kept, but one official had said it was about 23 goals to five in the Bushrangers’ favour.
Carson said the GWS squads varied in ability.
‘‘It was fair to say they had a mixed group,’’ he said.
‘‘Some of their boys were actually fairly new to the game and are still very much in the development phase.
‘‘They had one kid that had only played three months of footy and was coming from a rugby background.
‘‘It was still a good hit-out for all concerned.’’
He said plenty of Bushrangers players had put their hand up to be a part of the team for the opener.
‘‘There weren’t any real standouts,’’ he said.
‘‘It was just a good even display.
‘‘As I have said, we were just trying to work on getting the team settled down.
‘‘A few players were tried in different positions and others were rotated on-and-off.
‘‘There was more of a focus on that side of things than anything else.’’
A Tamleugh North farmer has described the theft of four sheep fences from his tornado-damaged property ''a low act''.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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