GVL Data | Echuca’s day out against United

Clinical: Andrew Walker (right) was in fine form Echuca against Shepparton United last round. Photo: Steve Huntley. Photo by Steve Huntley

Echuca had a big 21.6 (132) to 6.10 (46) win over Shepparton United at the weekend, thanks in part to two midfield maestro’s.

Murray Bombers co-coach Andrew Walker led the way with 35 possessions, 19 handball receives, and eight clearances.

Walker’s quality is undeniable in the Goulburn Valley League, and he is leading from the front averaging 28 disposals for the season.

But Walker was not alone in the one-way midfield traffic.

GVL Data shows Jack McHale was also in the thick of the action.

McHale collected 31 touches for the day, a staggering 21 of which were contested.

Andrew Walker vs Shepparton United

35 disposals (15 kicks, 20 handballs)

12 contested possessions

8 clearances

8 inside 50’s

On top of that, McHale collected a game-high 15 clearances and 19 ground-ball-gets.

Echuca forward Ruory Kirkby was the beneficiary of the midfield work with eight marks inside 50 out of a total of 13.

Kirkby capitalised on his safe hands in the Murray Bombers’ attacking half with a 4.1 return on the scoreboard, second only to Liam Tenace’s five-goal haul.

Demons skipper Kyle Clarke was valiant in defeat, however, tallying a game-high 39 disposals, including 28 kicks.