Break now over for Savoys

Alpine Observer - - Classifieds -

Wed­nes­day, June 20, 2018

MYRTLE­FORD will fi­nally re­turn from a mid­sea­son lay­off when they host Wodonga Di­a­monds at Savoy Park on Sun­day.

It will have been 21 days since their 9-0 rout of Al­bury Hot­spurs by the time a new look team will take to the pitch this week­end.

The Savoys sit on top of the AWFA ta­ble level on points with archri­vals Wan­garatta and this season’s sur­prise pack­ets Mel­rose, mak­ing for an ex­cit­ing run home for the com­pe­ti­tion.

The Savoys hold the edge at the mo­ment thanks to their fan­tas­tic goal dif­fer­ence of 30 which is six bet­ter than Mel­rose’s and a com­fort­able 12 more than Wan­garatta’s.

But the Savoys mon­u­men­tal goal dif­fer­ence could all be in vein if they don’t col­lect max­i­mum points in games like this week­end.

Co- coach Matthew Park con­firmed that for­mer NPL pair Con­nor Caponec­chia and Daniel Kioses would be avail­able for se­lec­tion af­ter both sign­ing at the club in the last two weeks.

The Savoys were given both train­ing ses­sions off last week in prepa­ra­tion for the fran­tic run home but both in­clu­sions were ex­pected to be on the track last night.

“We haven’t de­cided what we’ll do yet with the team or how we’ll shape up but it’s just im­por­tant what­ever way we go that we pick up where we left off be­fore the bye,” Park said.

“The boys en­joyed that week off and are talk­ing about how re­freshed they feel phys­i­cally, over­all this year our results have been re­ally good and we know what we have to over the next 11 weeks.” myrtle­ford­times.com.au

Re­mark­ably, the Savoys will need to play 14 weeks in a row if they are to qual­ify for the cup fi­nal, a chal­lenge Park be­lieves his side will be up for.

The Savoys should eas­ily ac­count for the Di­a­monds, who have been the dis­ap­point­ment of the season, win­ning just two of their open­ing 12 fix­tures and part­ing ways with their coach despite a tal­ented list.

BY TATE SPITERI

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