For Ramsdale, it’s so far so good

BAROOGA coach Leigh Ramsdale won’t be underestimating rivals Cobram in tomorrow’s showdown at Barooga.

Although the clubs had contrasting off-season recruiting approaches, Ramsdale said names would count for little in the Good Friday clash.

“We are coming off one win last season and aren’t in a position to get ahead of ourselves,” Ramsdale said.

“Last week was a good start but that’s it.

“Cobram was a good team last year and they will be keen to do well.

“We can’t afford to take anything for granted.”

Barooga impressed in defeating Moama in the opening round, while the alarm bells were ringing at Cobram after it was pulverised by Nathalia.

Ramsdale said he was encouraged by the Hawks’ start.

“Moama don’t lose too often at Moama so to start with a win was really pleasing,” he said.

“We had a few positives and a few negatives and there is a bit to work on.

“Probably the most important thing was that we had an even spread of contributors.

“One player had 33 touches and then we had a blanket finish around the low 20s.

“Our intensity was good over four quarters.”

Reigning premier Echuca United should defeat Moama, Nathalia will take the points against Tongala, Rumbalara’s multi-pronged attack should silence Numurkah, Finley will edge out Deniliquin and Mulwala plays host to Congupna.