United’s race to the ton

By Brayden May

A PLAYER reaching triple figures is about as rare as a blue moon — let alone two.

Echuca United’s Anthony McMahon and Josh Mellington are both on track for their club’s first century of goals but who gets there first is anyone’s guess.

McMahon currently sits on top of the reserves goal kicking charts with 74 — following a 13-goal performance against Congupna on Saturday.

While Mellington isn’t too far behind topping the senior competition with 68 majors from 11 outings — he kicked seven of his own against The Road.

But senior coach Guy Campbell said he was not in any way going to take the duo’s individual performances for granted.

‘‘Most clubs wouldn’t have experienced something like this in the past,’’ he said.

‘‘To have the boys performing to this level in either grade is a credit to where the club is sitting at this stage of the season.

‘‘All of your teammates walk a little taller when you are performing so well.’’

With games against Barooga and Deniliquin to come in the next fortnight, it can be expected both players may well once again hit the scoreboard in a big way.

But Campbell expects goal kicking to become much more difficult as the season draws to a close.

‘‘Scoring against the better sides is always going to be much more difficult,’’ he said.

‘‘In that instance, it’s about both boys making the most of their opportunities in front of goal.

‘‘But as a club we hope they both reach the milestone because it deserves to be celebrated.’’