SUNDAY football has been slashed from the Ovens and Murray fixture after a revised version of the draw was released yesterday.
Clubs have shown a vote of no confidence to playing on a Sunday, with almost half of the league’s Sunday games switched back to Saturday.
Ovens and Murray boss Aaron McGlynn conceded Sunday football clearly hadn’t appealed to clubs.
“We like to spread games out where we can, to get as many people there as possible, but obviously clubs look at the potential for revenue and in those instances they believe they can cash in more on Saturday, rather than a Sunday,” he said.
“When we created the draw we thought there was an opportunity for certain games to be suited to a Sunday but the clubs don’t always agree.
“We don’t want to disadvantage our clubs and either way, we’re always open to changing the draw if both clubs agree.”
Albury’s much-anticipated first-round clash with reigning premier Yarrawonga had been billed as a stand-alone Sunday match but will now be played on Saturday, April 5.
Both clashes between Lavington and North Albury have reverted to Saturday’s after being originally scheduled on Sundays.
Myrtleford’s trip to John Flower Oval to tackle Wodonga in round 7 is now on a Saturday, too.
In other changes, Wangaratta will not use its lights this season after its round one clash with Corowa-Rutherglen was brought forward to Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the league is believed to be just days away from finalising an interleague coach.
Yarrawonga star Brendan Fevola is considered the favourite to claim the job.