Leeton-Whitton eyeing off a win over undefeated Collingullie-Glenfield Park

Matthew Rainbird.
Matthew Rainbird.

AFTER their best game of the Riverina Football League season, the Crows will push to go one further on Saturday. 

Leeton-Whitton’s confidence-boosting win over the Wagga Tigers last weekend will hold them in good stead if they are to do what no other team has been able to do so far this year. 

On Saturday the Crows will travel to take on the undefeated Collingullie-Glenfield Park Demons. 

Leeton-Whiton coach Jade Hodge said while the Demons had shown class and skill all season, he was confident the Crows could match them. 

“If we can turn up like we did last week switched on and ready to go, we will be every chance of beating them,” he said. 

“The pressure is on them (to stay undefeated), so if we can measure up, the win will be there for us.”

The Demons have key players across the ground, including the ever-reliable Marc Geppart in the forward line. 

Shutting him down will be one of the big factors if the Crows are to be any chance. 

Hodge said it was likely Neil Irwin would get the job on him. 

“At this stage I would say so, but it may be rotated,” he said. 

“We’ll need to actually stop the ball from getting to Geppart, so we’ll need to be putting the pressure on them through the middle so he’s not getting his hands on the ball.”

Hodge was hopeful Ben Curley would make a return to the team this week after being out with a neck injury. 

Joel Crowhurst may also be an inclusion in the side after performing well in reserve grade last weekend. 

“It’s going to be a tough game, but I’ve got the belief in the boys,” Hodge said.