Mur­ray Bombers have the edge over Demons

The Riverine Herald - - SPORT - By An­drew John­ston

TOP two on the Goul­burn Val­ley League A grade netball lad­der meant a great deal to Echuca for a rea­son.

Be­cause now, it is a chance to ad­vance to the grand fi­nal.

Be­sides the un­de­feated Bears, no one has re­ally pro­vided a lot of pres­sure for the Mur­ray Bombers.

And that in­cludes Sun­day’s op­po­nent Shep­par­ton United.

These two sides have squared off twice in 2018, and Echuca has taken the choco­lates on both oc­ca­sions.

And it has done so by rea­son­able mar­gins on both oc­ca­sions.

When the teams first met un­der the lights of Vic­to­ria Park in round three, Echuca by 16 goals.

When the Demons hosted in round 14, it was the Mur­ray Bombers by less — win­ning this time by 11 goals.

But the fact re­mains that Echuca are the bet­ter netball side.

And there is now an ex­pec­ta­tion that they will per­form in the way we have seen all sea­son, which will mean a win and ad­vanc­ing to the grand fi­nal.

A few things will need to be it was worked on this week if they are go­ing to get to that stage though.

The Mur­ray Bombers need to cut turnovers down even more than they al­ready have to make sure they win.

They need to be a bit more slick with their ball move­ment as well.

Echuca is the sec­ond best team in this com­pe­ti­tion right now, but if it is go­ing to beat Shep­par­ton when it gets there it needs to make a few more im­prove­ments.

We be­lieve they can get these things right this week, and that means a win against the Demons.

Pre­dic­tion: goals. Echuca by 12

Luke He­mer

BOMBERS TAR­GET: Sheri­dan Town­row has been a lead­ing light for Echuca un­der the goal ring this year. Photo:

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