Namoi League – Round 9 Preview

July 2nd, 2021

There’s a similar wet weather vibe to football in the Namoi League this weekend with consistent rain a welcome sight for all those bar football fans.

Scheduled for Saturday, the top-of-the-table Narrabri head north to tackle Moree while the Elevens welcome Wee Waa to Hogan Oval.

Wee Waa coach Shane Soutter will be hoping for a standout performance from the next generation, though availability remains a challenge for the side’s mentor.

“We might be without six players… So, relying on the juniors will be key to competing if we do play this weekend,” he said.

His opposition coach, Narrabri Elevens’ Chris Simmons, isn’t reading too much into the weekend with wet weather forecast.

“It’s great to have the rain after being in drought for so long!” he said.

It is first versus second at Moree on Saturday with Narrabri hopeful of extending its margin at the top-of-the-table. They currently hold an 11-point lead over Saturday’s opponent.

“Our approach will be to continue on working on our new structure keeping possession and moving the opponents around and having the confidence to pounce when the holes open up in their defence,” coach Neil Brayshaw said.

There’ll be no excuses for Brayshaw who has a full-strength side on deck for the first time this season. Patience could be the key to scoring a result.

“They are a very good defensive side and are improving every time we get to play them,” he said.

“We just have to be patient and trust one another through our communication if we can do that, I know we have the strike power to get the win.”

At the other end, Moree coach Matt Urquhart noted the need for greater communication both on and off the ball.

“If our team can communicate well be every chance in the game,” he said.

“My goal for the weekend is to be competitive, want the ball and keep possession… I have a fair chunk of my team away this week, so I’ll be really needing my reserves to step up.”

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