United goes into break on a high

By Riverine Herald

ECHUCA United has continued its good run of form, beating Tungamah by 10 goals on Saturday.

United’s third win in six matches came away from home, and is the side’s second in a row.

With wins either side of their round five bye, the Eagles have solidified their spot in seventh — and have a game in hand, and four points, on eighth placed Barooga.

Ahead of the Eagles, Numurkah is eight points clear in sixth, having won five and lost one of their opening matches.

United laid claim to victories in every single grade and age group on Saturday, from 11 and under up to the A graders.

United coach Rohan Starkey’s plan to bring in young talent is clearly doing the job in the Murray Netball League so far, and he will be hoping it will continue to do the job after the upcoming break.

Going into the interleague break, United has a week’s rest before returning to netball and facing local rivals in Tongala.

Third-placed Tongala has won six and lost one of its seven league matches so far in the MNL and look to be one of the flag and premiership favourites this year.

Losing just one match to league leaders Deniliquin, the Blues have dispatched five of the bottom seven teams, as well as eighth-placed Barooga Hawks.

To be played at Echuca South Recreation Reserve, the Eagles will pin their hopes on a strong crowd, and spirited performance from their young guns to see them over the line.

It will no doubt be a tough match for the Eagles, but if they come away with a win, would prove their credentials as a finals side come September, and a team that others should be worried to face.

United coach Rohan Starkey was unavailable for comment.