Kaniva-Leeor United face tough task in Penola

Jonty Brown for Kaniva-Leeor United.
Jonty Brown for Kaniva-Leeor United.

KANIVA-LEEOR United will be the only Wimmera team in the Kowree-Naracoorte-Tatiara Football League that plays this week with Border Districts having a bye. 

This will be the Cougars biggest test in 2017 after several strong weeks and its second win in round five. 

The Cougars currently sit in seventh position with eight points while Penola sits in fourth with 12.

Cougars coach Nick Murphy said it was good to get the side’s second win last week. 

“It helped the confidence levels,” he said. 

“Penola seem to be the measuring pole this year with them having a big win over Mundulla last week.” 

Mundulla is currently on the top of the table. 

“Obviously we are going to need to match their pressure and back our defensive structures,” Murphy said.

“We want to play our own game as well.” 

The side had a slow start to its win over Bordertown. 

“Hopefully we can take the form from the second half into the first half of this game,” Murphy said. 

“If we want to beat Penola we will have to sustain our intensity for the whole four quarters.” 

Toby Stribling in centre and Chris Meyer in the back-line will be players to look out for. Cameron Hitchcock has been under evaluation.