KDL | Eagles return from week off with trip to Violet Town

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Locked in: Shepparton East goaler Amy Reid and her teammates will head to Violet Town this weekend fresh off the bye. Photo by Megan Fisher

Shepparton East A-grade mentor Erynn Hueston says her side has returned from the week off primed and ready for the push towards finals.

The Kyabram District League ladder leader is up against mid-table challenger Violet Town.

The Eagles hit the road and make the trek to Violet Town for the round 15 encounter on Saturday.

“The group’s feeling good; it was nice to have a week off and everyone is feeling nice and refreshed,” Hueston said.

“Everyone is ready for the next two rounds and obviously we have finals around the corner, so the break came at a good time.”

Hueston is well aware that her unbeaten outfit is the hunted and will not take any side lightly for the remaining two rounds.

“We know we have got a some tough matches to finish the season,” she said.

“We are well aware that Violet Town won’t be easy and that we will need to be at our best.”

Around the courts, Stanhope welcomes Murchison-Toolamba following a memorable win last week.

With their season on the line, the Lions knocked off Merrigum in stunning fashion.

“It was a really good win. We knew we had a job to do and that was to keep our season alive,” Stanhope coach Felicity Hall said.

“The girls are up and about and are looking forward to Murch this week.

“They beat us pretty comfortably last time in round two. I feel now we have stronger connections, and girls know how each other plays, but we are expecting a tough match.”

Meanwhile, there will be celebrations at Undera on Saturday.

Lions stalwart Amber Phillips will make her 200th senior netball appearance for the club in the clash against Longwood.

Phillips will line up for Undera in its C-grade clash.

Later that day the A-grade outfit will take on Longwood — a side that must win its next two games to have a chance of playing finals.

Elsewhere, Avenel heads to Dookie United to keep its season alive.

Girgarre, fresh off jumping into the top eight, takes on Tallygaroopna, and Lancaster will have eyes on reclaiming eighth spot with a road trip to Rushworth.

Longwood will be targeting a win over Undera, and Nagambie takes on sixth-placed Merrigum.