Sport

Eagles rock Lions

By Riverine Herald

Netball

U11s — Echuca United 32 def. Mulwala 2

Congratulations, girls, on another fantastic game played with great sportsmanship.

The intercepting was the standout feature with all girls contributing and backing each other up.

Awards: Coby Morgan, Roxi Clarke, Abbey Stobaus and Sari McCormick.

U13B

With the team nearing the end of the season, the growth is showing in all players across the court.

The Eagles played forward, direct netball and backed it up with strong defensive work.

The girls showed their dominance in a great effort by all.

Awards: Hazel Voss, Koa Lucic, Madi Sawyer and Grace Moyle.

U13s — Echuca United 45 def. Mulwala 15

With a chilly start to the morning, the girls came out strong.

With pure determination the defence stayed strong, making some great intercepts.

The attackers continued to feed the ball into the ring which was finished off with some great shooting from the goalers.

Awards: Halle Gray, Gabbey Beveridge and Abby Larkin.

U15s — Echuca United 47 def. Mulwala 6

Everyone combined well on court for a convincing win.

Great defensive pressure from Charli, Kirsty and Jamie kept Mulwala to six goals.

Rotations through the centre with Kate, Lila and Halle helped push the ball into the goal ring.

Terrific shooting by Abbey and Hayley, supported by Maia in the last quarter, gave us a great win.

Awards: Hayley Campbell, Charli Greiner and Kate Parker.

U17s — Echuca United 46 def. Mulwala 10

In a great start, there was good intensity which continued for most of the game.

The Eagles’ great defence worked the ball down the court and was finished off with great shooting.

Awards: Gemma Godfrey, Kate Pearson and Dakota Lucic.

C res — Echuca United 45 def. Mulwala 43

Having not played the Lions this season, a hard game was fought out between United and a skilled opponent in Mulwala.

With time against United in the final quarter, the girls worked extra hard and under great pressure to come away with the win.

Awards: Hayley Saville, Tessa Smith, Sammara Pascoe and Rani Dobbyn.

C grade — Mulwala 46 def. Echuca United 32

The girls got off to a slow start and never recovered, suffering their first loss for the year.

It was a great learning experience heading into finals.

Awards: Hannah Taylor and Georgia McGowan.

B grade — Mulwala 37 def. Echuca United 25

The Eagles’ girls got plenty of ball but couldn’t convert it into goals.

Let’s look forward to tomorrow, girls.

Awards: Shannon Mills and Elle Molluso.

Football

U14s — Echuca United 25.21 (171) def. Mulwala 0.0 (0)

With a cold start to the morning, the boys were keen to get running.

Rylan Johnson started well in the ruck giving the midfielders first use of the ball to have the scoreboard ticking over early.

Tyson Hay was everywhere and with Jarryd Taylor and Colby Campbell chipping in, the forward line was receiving great ball supply.

A couple of nice cameos from Fraser Maconachie and Beau Trahar kept momentum up in the second half.

Ryan Smith worked hard down forward with Will Graham flexing his muscle off the half-forward line.

The boys down back again stood strong and rebounded anything that came their way.

Good to see the boys finally putting together four quarters of football.

Great team win boys.

Goals: Jarryd Taylor 10, Ryan Smith 5, Colby Campbell 3, Will Graham 2, Mitch Worsnop, Bodhie Chique, Ryan Stobaus, Kaydon Blachford, Beau Trahar 1.

Awards: Ryan Smith, Matt Harris, Jarryd Taylor, Colby Campbell, Will Graham, Fraser Maconachie, Tyson Hay.

U17s — Mulwala 7.6 (48) d Echuca United 5.6 (36)

Up against the breeze, the United boys were slow out of the blocks and were playing catch up footy all day.

The learning was that you need application and intent at the ball to win games.

It was one that got away but the real test will be how the side regroups against Congupna.

Lachie Eggleston again provided a captain’s example and was supported by ‘Mr Reliable’ Liam Depace who started forward but was pushed down back to help counter the Mulwala forward pressure.

Zander Graham and Jesse Kempen are two of the younger players in the side but both showed composure under pressure and used the ball well.

Corey Sidebottom again showed when given a task he performs at his best and doesn’t let his teammates down.

Zac Hard was asked to fill a role down back and performed well, showing he can adapt and bring defensive skills to his game.

The boys had plenty of chances in the last but just couldn’t buy a goal and went down in the end.

The challenge now is to bring back the intensity and desire to make a contest and give a higher positioned team a run for its money.