Loyal Pigeon reaches 300 games

YARRAWONGA stalwart Clinton Shoppee will become just the second Pigeon to play 300 club matches on Saturday.

Shoppee, who has made 57 senior and 242 reserves appearances, will join Mick McNamara in the 300 club when the Pigeons host Wodonga Raiders.

McNamara played in the 1960s and 1970s.

“He’s been unbelievable for the club,” Pigeon president Glenn Brear said.

“‘Shop’ is as loyal as they come. He has been through the good years and the hard ones and is always there.”

Morris medallist Xavier Leslie will play his 200th senior match on Saturday.

Leslie, the 2005 and 2008 best and fairest, will join Russell Ednie (216), John Ryan (245) and Ken ‘Pascoe’ Ellis (265).