Sport

United show of strength and skill against Tonny

By Riverine Herald

Netball

Under 11s — United 31 def. Tongala 1

Our attackers played almost textbook perfect in the first quarter and with many positional changes in the second quarter, the team continued on strongly. The second half saw the girls making plenty of space to create strong leads and work well as a team.

Awards: Maddie Talbot (McDonald’s), Chase Day (De Trazani) and Sari McCormick (Subway).

U13B Junior Squad

After a five week break we came in with our game face on.

The first quarter saw us continue with great passages of play, forward leading and strong defensive work.

We showed the depth in our side when we were able to move players each quarter from end to end and still produce good quality netball.

Awards: Charlotte Rowbottom (Paramount), Madi Sawyer (De Trazani), Ella McCormick (Roma) and Kate Parker (McDonald’s).

U13s — United 45 defeated Tongala 27

United fought hard in the first quarter, keeping their defending strong.

The girls showed their strength with great leads and feeding into the goals.

With accurate goaling, United dominated the game.

A great win.

Awards: Alicia Callander (Brownz Café), Charlotte Gould (De Trazani) and Halle Gray (ATS).

U15s — United 23 lost to Tongala 32

A very tough, physical game.

The girls adjusted well and played hard, they never gave up.

We showed some amazing passages of play but also showed some areas that we can work on to be a better team.

Awards: Lila McMinn (ATS) and Kirstie Nichol (Subway).

U17s — United 41 defeated Tongala 21

Echuca United played a consistent game against Tongala.

Although Tongala put up a good fight with a strong defensive game, United matched this strength and came away with the win.

Awards: Dakota Lucic (Subway), Kate Pearson (KFC) and Phoebe Poole (Brownz Cafe).

C-Res — United 58 defeated Tongala 38

United had a convincing win at home after a bye.

The girls showed great teamwork, moving the ball steadily down the court.

The team played a consistent four quarters.

Congratulations to Lauren Dawes on her 100th club game.

Awards: Tessa Smith (MBC) and Lauren Dawes (Kim Steel Massage).

C Grade — United 42 defeated Tongala 29

In a hard fought, physical encounter between first and third, United came away with the win to remain undefeated so far this season.

Awards: Jo Morgan (MBC) and Dakota Leitch (Kim Steel Massage).

B Grade — United 31 defeated Tongala 29

Another close and very tight game the whole way with our girls showing great composure to hang on and take the win.

Fantastic all-court pressure set up the win.

Awards: Shannon Mills and Olivia Boylan.

Football

U12s — Blue

The under 12’s relished the opportunity to run on to the ground following the seniors game on the weekend.

The Echuca United Blue and Tongala side both playing outstanding junior footy.

The juniors appreciated having some of the senior players and coaching staff stay back after their game to support them and they made it worth their while.

Echuca United Blue put all of their training into action and played four very good quarters of footy.

Awards: Zac Hegarty with great consistent effort all game showed plenty of courage around the ball, Brodie Hartford chased hard all game and managed plenty of possession, Kohdi Cartledge put in his best game of the season so far with his head over the ball all day long and Tom Hawkett returned from holidays with his usual high-intensity footy and continued to be a play maker for the United Blue team.

The Echuca United Blue’s next game is this Friday Night at 7.30pm at the Echuca United Football Ground.

U17s

After a week off and training with the seniors during the week, United lads were a bit slow out of the blocks and allowed Tongala to pepper the goals early.

To their collective credit they worked hard after the first quarter to put more pressure on the opposition but still struggled to contain the fire power in the Tongala ranks.

Lachie Eggleston provided his usual drive, leading by example and desperate to win the ball or to take back possession.

Corey Sidebottom is as intense as they come, always making life hard for his direct opponent.

Tom Allitt is a quiet achiever, and very dependable wherever the coaches put him.

Brodie Lloyd made good use of the few opportunities that came his way and Tom Holmes had a very consistent four-quarter game.

Jordan Dalziel is taking full control of rucking duties and getting more confident with every game.

Bit by bit the young team is improving, just need to ensure that improvement happens week in week out.