Five ride wave into rep team
FIVE ECHUCA footballers have been selected for the final 23-women NCWL interleague squad.
Sophie Douglas, Bree Gaylor, Jodie Lake, Jess Pitts and Tayla Stewart have all starred for the Echuca Murray Bombers and were picked to represent the league.
The NCWL team will take on the Central Victoria Football League Women’s team at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo on July 15.
Interleague head coach, and Echuca Murray Bombers coach, Mick McInnes said his charges all got in and were extremely happy.
‘‘They all got through Sunday’s game too, so McInnes said.
‘‘It’s been really good to be involved with the team and working with (co-coach) John Wilson has been really good.’’
In NCWL action, Echuca got their season back on track with a 54-point victory over Nathalia on the weekend.
The Murray Bombers crushed the Purples away from home, 61-7. The win was welcome after back to back losses in the previous two rounds.
Nathalia’s loss sees them stay at the foot of the Northern Country Women’s League ladder, while the Murray Bombers retain third spot.
The win has also opened up an eight-point gap between Echuca and that’s pleasing,’’ fourth-placed Kerang — back on 24 points.
Coming up now for the Bottle Green is the fifth-placed Mooroopna Cats, a much easier task than secondplaced Benalla Saints have when they take on Kerang.
Echuca coach McInnes said it was a great way to bounce back.
‘‘A really good result, and we were back to how we were playing up until the Benalla loss,’’ McInnes said.
‘‘They played good footy. We’re always happy to get the result because Nathalia have improved a lot. They’re getting closer and closer to the pack.’’
McInnes said the interleague captain and vice captain will be named on Friday night. riverineherald.com.au
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