Break now over for Savoys
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