MFL preview

By Tyler Maher

This is the round where Murray Football League fans will really find out what direction their team is heading in this year.

The halfway point of the season has come and gone and today’s fixtures present a chance for most of the competition to move positions on the ladder with a win.

Aside from tomorrow’s clash between Numurkah and Nathalia, today’s contest at Lonsdale Reserve between Mulwala and Deniliquin shapes as game of the round.

The Lions defeated Cobram last time out to keep the race for a top four spot wide open, with Sean Robinson (three goals), Liam Russell and Beau Clarke leading the way.

The Rams fell to Tongala, despite Ricky Gittens, Nick Howe and John Anstee standing tall, and will want to bounce back quickly in this contest.

Both sides have six wins for the season and are just one victory behind third position on the table.

Cobram will face a tough test against Congupna at Memorial Park, with The Road in good form last week in a win against Katandra.

Daniel Schaper was on fire with six majors, while Sam Ferguson and Tate Mifka also impressed.

The Tigers were well-served by Cadeyn Williams, Sam Gemmill and Sam Beasley in last week’s loss.

Other matches today include Tungamah attempting to challenge Echuca United and Tongala hosting Finley.

Barooga will look to keep its finals hopes burning bright with a win against Katandra, while Rumbalara could jump start its campaign with a good showing against the Magpies in Moama.