Belief grows at Victoria Park

April 14, 2018

THE belief is growing at Victoria Park.

THE belief is growing at Victoria Park.

Echuca head into tomorrow’s Goulburn Valley League match against Seymour with the belief that the club is on the right track. That belief was strengthened in the come from behind win over Tatura in the opening round match on Easter Saturday.

Echuca co-coach Andrew Walker said the mood around his club was excellent.

‘‘We sat down and had a chat about how much growth we have had,’’ Walker said.

‘‘We talked about how we moved in the last quarter, the form we put forward and we were really happy with that, which shows that we have gotten so much better as a side. I’m really proud of the group.’’

The Murray Bombers, fresh from a week off, are Seymour-bound this week.

The Lions went down to Benalla by 51 points in their opening game last week.

Echuca defenders will be on the lookout for Jake Anderson, with the Lion booting three in his side’s loss.

Walker said the next step in Echuca’s evolution into a genuine finals team was to back-up its performances.

‘‘It’s a really big challenge for us to go out and play well in multiple games,’’ Walker said.

‘‘We want to perform every week.’’

■ ON THE netball courts, Seymour was dominant in its season opener, with 32 first half goals to take a 17-goal lead before ending the match with a 27-goal victory.

After a 15-goal last quarter saw Echuca run out with the win over Tatura, Murray Bombers coach Gina Pearson thinks she may have found a strong combination.

‘‘We will start this week how we ended the last match on the court,’’ Pearson said.

‘‘We made a lot of changes to the line-up during the game against Tat, but with how we played in the last quarter we felt like we were onto something.’’

Pearson said her team had worked hard on their ball use during the week off.

‘‘We had a lot of turnovers in that game,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s something we had to work hard on to minimise if we are going to be a good side going forward.

‘‘Seymour had a really good win so we know that we have to work a lot harder if we are going to get that victory.’’

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