Mowers face test from rampant Rams
MOAMA (11 wins, one loss) versus Deniliquin (11 wins, one loss) in a battle between first and third on the Murray Netball League A grade ladder. Oh my, this is going to be good. Not many teams this season have looked like they are going to threaten the might of Moama.
But Deni have looked as good, if not better, at various stages this season.
So we are pretty excited at the prospect of this match.
Moama really haven’t been tested that often in the past seasonand-a-half.
And we expect they will be here, which is a pretty tasty prospect.
How will the Mowers respond to the challenge?
Either they will fall — and there will be hope for the competition for the remainder of the season — or they will do what Moama do best.
If that happens, you might as well hand them the cup now. ■ TONGALA has been a weird team to get a read on this year.
The Blues have been good in patches, unstoppable at times.
But at other stages they have really struggled with the teams above them.
Cobram is above them by one game.
And we think Tonny will make a charge as we get closer to finals.
So if they beat Cobram, it says they are finding that form.
And that’s a scary prospect for the rest of the competition, because Tonny in form is a very, very good team.
Sixth-placed Tongala sits one spot above ECHUCA UNITED on the ladder on percentage but the Eagles do have the bye this week. ■ ECHUCA would love a win tomorrow in the Goulburn Valley League.
Seymour is one of the best netball sides in the competition.
And the Lions beat the Murray Bombers the last time the two sides faced off.
Echuca’s stumble against Tatura in the previous round has a few people credentials.
We aren’t. Echuca will finish top three.
But we do want a response from Gina Pearson’s team.
We want them to come out and make a statement by knocking off a premier netball side in the competition.
They have the game plan, they have the talent.
And they also have home court advantage.
So, here is our prediction for the questioning their game — Echuca will avenge that round two loss and get the points. ■ LBU’S season is all but over — 14 points adrift of fifth-placed Elmore in the Heathcote District Netball League, the Cats need a miracle.
The Cats lost their ninth life in their ninth loss of the season, against White Hills last month, and need at least four wins from the final five games of the year to rescue any chance of playing finals.
That starts tomorrow with a winnable match against the North Bendigo Bulldogs.
It is a match Amanda Walker and her side have pencilled in as one they want to take four points from — and they might have to.
After that is the crunch match against Elmore, followed by a trip to Heathcote where the Cats have won earlier in the season.
Ladder topping Colbinabbin is the penultimate game of the year, before a local derby in L-G to round out the year.
The Cats have threatened to get their combinations right all year — if there was ever a time to get it right, it’s now. ■ PICOLA UNITED is on the hunt for a second win on the trot after defeating local rivals Mathoura in the previous round of the Picola and District Netball League.
And it could well be the case as they take on wooden spoon Berrigan Saints tomorrow.
If the Blues win tomorrow it could seal their spot inside the top eight, taking their record this season to 7-7.
Berrigan has snuck just one win in 2018, and looks unlikely to claim its second victim as they travel to Picola tomorrow.
With six rounds remaining Picola could open up a 12 point gap on the chasing pack. Every game from here on is crucial. ■ MATHOURA will be well rested after having the week off with the bye and will need all its energy as Blighty come to town.
Top of the Picola and District Netball League, Blighty is yet to be defeated this year, two points clear of Tocumwal and six clear of Waaia.
There is light at the end of the tunnel however, in the form of Berrigan, who the Timbercutters play on July 21.
Berrigan are bottom of the ladder with one win from 13 attempts this year, and could be Mathoura’s last chance to sing their song.
READY TO BRING THEIR A GAME: Emily Taverna and her Moama teammates will be sternly tested when they take a road trip to Deniliquin this weekend. Photo: