Sport

Wise words

By Riverine Herald

Mark Lloyd, Moama coach: ‘‘It’s great to have two wins in a row.’’

‘‘It was always going to be tough. Rumbalara are a great side and when they had their tails up and the wind behind them, it made a huge difference.’’

‘‘We had to work hard to stay in the game, but we did and I couldn’t be prouder.’’

Simon Maddox, Echuca co-coach: ‘‘Our effort has been great, our endeavour has been great. But you know what they say, bad kicking is bad footy.’’

‘‘It’s great to have a few of the guys starting to filter back in and play some good footy after injury.’’

‘‘The good news is we have played these very good teams, so we know what we need to do differently if we are going to beat them.’’

Luke Morgan, Benalla coach: ‘‘We are playing well, and had another good performance yesterday.’’

‘‘(Jamie Dunne) played well again and got four goals to his name, so that’s 18 goals in six games. He continues to be a top performer and has really developed well so far.’’

‘‘(Echuca) were very competitive, and they brought the best out in us and had the upper hand and led us to the footy very well. We had to play our best, they made us put in a good performance.’’

Jeremy O’Brien, Tungamah co-coach: ‘‘It was an arm wrestle all day, we had good control for the first half and they fought back well in the third. The last quarter was goal for goal and unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the scoreline at the end. We certainly seem to play well at home so certainly we gave ourselves a good chance going into the game and couldn’t question our boys’ efforts.’’

Guy Campbell, Echuca United coach: ‘‘That’s the hope every week, that we can play at full strength for four quarters. What we’ve taken away is it was a very physical game and the boys were able to stand up and show strength but still play the game and not get sucked into anything we didn’t need to. Our back six were fantastic, our midfield had a tough game in a congested part of the field. And our forwards made the most of their opportunities.’’