Myrtleford and Melrose to meet in the AWFA senior men's match of the round

TRICKY MATCHUP: Adam Waters has caused plenty of trouble for defences across the league during Melrose's perfect start to the season. Picture: MARK JESSER

TRICKY MATCHUP: Adam Waters has caused plenty of trouble for defences across the league during Melrose's perfect start to the season. Picture: MARK JESSER

Myrtleford co-coach Matt Park is a strong chance to return to the starting line-up against league leaders Melrose on Sunday.

Park played 10 minutes in Savoy’s clash with Wodonga Diamonds before the Easter break and is hoping to give the hamstring another test.

“I’ve been on the track and feeling good,” he said.

“That decision hasn’t been made by me and Jayden (Vescio) yet, we’re still going to see how we line up.”

Park admitted being sidelined has given him a different perspective.

“Because Jayden was injured last year, he was able to focus on doing substitutions and changing tactics, where I was concentrating on doing my job and being a leader on the field,” he said.

“For those roles to be reversed was interesting.”

Melrose assistant coach Jamie Piltz believes the closeness of the group has been the major reason behind the strong start.

“This season, Melrose is trying to get across to the rest of the competition that we’re a league threat, not just a cup threat,” Piltz said.

“Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves and that’s the most important thing.

“They can see what Kade (Rixon) is trying to push onto the group and they’re all jumping on board.

“You need three points from every team to get a league threat going and Myrtleford is a proven team, especially at home.

In other games, Boomers host Cobram, St Pats clash with Albury City, Wodonga Heart meet Wodonga Diamonds, Twin City Wanderers face Albury United, while Wangaratta City comes up against Albury Hotspurs.