Round 5 Match Preview: Echuca V Shepparton

Football

This promises to be a cracker and Echuca coach Andrew Briggs will be acutely aware that Shepparton will present his boys a much tougher challenge than the previous fortnight where they have won very well.

Shepparton come into this game full of confidence after producing a come-from-behind win over Benalla at Benalla.

After struggling against the Saints for three quarters, Brad Campbell’s men were able to gain control and make the most of their opportunities in the last quarter.

That momentum gained from that last quarter will be important early in this contest.

Ruckman Ashley Holland will be pivotal to ensure he gets his hand on the ball first to give first use to his midfielders while Kane Morris will look to do the same for his midfield group.

Both of these teams are littered with elite talent, so it may come down to the bottom six players and who can make a telling contribution.

Tip: Shepparton.

Netball

Shepparton will be chasing a third straight win when it travels for a second straight round to take on Echuca.

After a slow start to its 2017 campaign, the Bears are well truly back on track after wins against Euroa and Benalla.

Boom recruit, Kim Commane has settled into the starting seven beautifully and expect her to be getting better with every game she plays with her new team-mates.

Echuca has struggled for wins after making a great start to 2017 with a victory against Euroa.

Youngsters like Olivia Hannon, Eve Gregor, Dearnah Kent and Abbey Poulton are some of the girls that coach Casey Frame looks to for a lift.

Tip: Shepparton.




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