Mathoura ready for Toc. trip

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Mathoura will be the favourites again this week when they travel to take on last placed Tocumwal in round 10 of the Picola & District League tomorrow.

The Timbercutters will be keen to atone for last week’s loss against Yarroweyah, which resulted in an early morning river session on Sunday.

After an encouraging performance against Katamatite, Tocumwal will be keen to grab their first win of the season when hosting Mathoura.

The Bloods challenged the Tigers last weekend and fell by 56 points, the second week in a row they have put in a huge fight after three consecutive losses of 100-plus points.

Among the standouts for Tocumwal have been Trent Boglis, Troy Poynton and Sam Rennie, with more needed to stand up to grab a win.

The Timbercutters were underwhelming in last weekend’s loss to the Hoppers, a display that gutted coach Darcy Robinson.

Mathoura will likely be without key defender Che Taranto, who limped off with a suspected achilles injury, and Jake Ellery who suffered a possible broken cheekbone last week.

With the key duo out, the Timbercutters will need the likes of Robinson, Clay Poidevin and Amos Farrell to stand tall tomorrow.

Despite the missing players, the Timbercutters should still prove too strong for the Bloods.

Selection: Mathoura by three goals.