Maryborough and Castlemaine go head-to-head

Connor OʼShea gathers the ball for Maryborough in round one last Saturday.

Maryborough’s senior football side will look to grab its first win of the season tomorrow when it hosts Castlemaine under lights in a Good Friday clash.

The Magpies showed a new found fighting spirit in their first game of the season on Saturday, clawing back from a 46-point deficit at half- time to sit within 16 points of South Bendigo at three quarter time.

Unfortunately for the Pies, they couldn’t sustain this momentum and in the end went down by 32 points.

Maryborough’s fighting power against the Bloods, a side who finished last season in better fashion, is sure to leave the Pies optimistic ahead of this Friday’s clash with a more evenly matched opponent.

Castlemaine and Maryborough have fought over the bottom of the Bendigo Football Netball League ladder for the past two seasons since Castlemaine’s decline in 2017.

Last year both sides claimed just one win each — only over eachother, putting a lot of pressure on this Friday’s result.

Castlemaine’s biggest draw card for this season comes from former AFL player Angus Monfries.

Maryborough’s Good Friday clash program starts at 2 pm and will see three netball games and two football games played to kick off the Easter long weekend.

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