Magpies come up trumps
EUROA FOOTBALL NETBALL CLUB - SENIORS
MINUS the on- field leadership of coach JD Hayes, the Euroa senior team were able to shake off a tenacious and determined Tatura outfit at Memorial Oval in Euroa last weekend to shore up a top four spot.
Next Saturday will be a vital clash against Seymour in the last home and away weekend to determine who will take third spot heading into the 2017 finals series.
Hard at the football mid-field star David Mole led from the front with his attack on the contest resulting in many forward opportunities for the likes of Jett Trotter and Trent Storer.
Trent’s brother Brock was outstanding in his link-up play and run from out of the backline as he too was able to give team-mates further up the ground repeated opportunity to win the ball.
The Bulldogs persisted throughout the first three quarters however as they maintained pressure on the ball right throughout the ground, causing the home team to stumble and stutter on a number of plays, turning the ball over and costing themselves opposition goals.
Will McFarlane again demonstrated his flexibility in starting in the middle then pushing forward to give the Tatura defenders plenty to think about.
His versatility was able to be had through the inclusion of another tall swingman in Will Murray who despite a slight hand injury, equipped himself very well, yet again, in the ‘late game’.
It wasn’t until the last quarter that the Magpies were able to break the shackles somewhat and move into a match-winning position against the Bulldogs.
This was in no small part to the energetic, elusive and sometimes high-marking small forward Brad Cunningham who lit up the netball court end of the Memorial Oval in the last quarter with some excellent lead- up forward play resulting in multiple goals.
So the side now looks toward the traditional clash against their rivals south on the Hume in Seymour.
The acknowledgement of Vietnam Veterans is the theme for this clash with both clubs honored to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who took part in this conflict.
Coridollars: Last week’s winner of the Coridollar draw was Edgewise Insurance – number 246.
Magpie Magic Memberships: The latest of the current 50 weeks of draws happened last Saturday at the club with Lyndel and Chris Burke (number 48) taking out the $500 cash.
Sponsor of the week: DPR Insurance.
CLOSE TUSSLE: Tom Burke battles for the ball during Saturday’s match against Tatura at the Memorial Oval.
BREAKAWAY: Andrew Bell puts on a burst of speed to keep ahead of his Tatura opponent.
STRONG GRAB: Youngster Jack Broughton (left) takes control of the ball. PHOTOS: Matt Mills
SOLID CONTRIBUTION: Brad Cunningham (right) added three goals to Euroa’s winning total and was named among the best on the ground.
BIG MEN FLY: Andrew Bell (left) and Will McFarlane (best on the ground) make their presence felt in this contest. PHOTO: Dale Mann