The great orators: Coaches address their teams

May 08, 2018

The great orator: Hayes addresses his Magpie troops during their clash with Seymour.

Andrew Walker of Echuca during the GVL seniors football match between Echuca and Euroa. Photo by Luke Hemer.

ANDREW Walker, Echuca co-coach: ‘‘It was a game of two halves, we came out firing which is what we have wanted to do. It clearly wasn’t the same in the second half.’’

‘‘Losing two great players to injury in Daniel Willis and Tim Allan really hurt us. It’s disappointing that we are going to be without those guys for the next few weeks.’’

‘‘We did execute a lot of what we wanted well, we got reward for effort early so that’s a positive for us going forward.’’

‘‘The message at the club right now is very clear — doesn’t matter if you’re 17 and never played in the ones, or 32 and haven’t played in a long time — if you’re good enough to play senior football, you will play senior football.’’

JD Hayes, Euroa coach: ‘‘Echuca at home is always going to be a tough game to win, so we are pretty happy to come away with a win like that.’’

‘‘We could have been a lot better in front of goal in the second quarter, but we turned that around and got reward for effort in the third so it was good to get reward for the work we did.’’

‘‘The feeling is good now, but a week ago we had the bad feeling after a loss. We know what the bottom feeling is, we don’t want to feel like that again.’’

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