Football: Bye a chance for Ellenbrook Eels to reset


Thirds captain Warwick Hutchinson kicking forward while Richard McDonald and his opponent look on. Picture: Samantha De La Rie.
Thirds captain Warwick Hutchinson kicking forward while Richard McDonald and his opponent look on. Picture: Samantha De La Rie.

AFTER a tough weekend, with only one win from four games at home, the long weekend bye will give Ellenbrook Senior Football Club a perfect chance to reset for the remaining 10 rounds of the home and away season.

After eight rounds, the league side is sitting fourth and will take on second-placed Nollamara the following weekend to round out the first half of the fixtures.

With only one home game in the next five weeks, some strong away wins are required to set up the run home.

The are sitting second behind archrivals Swan Valley.

After dropping only their second game on the weekend, the boys will have two weeks to stew on the result before they take on top five contenders Nollamara, with hopes to get back into the winners circle.

The thirds have an even longer wait to kick a ball in anger as they face a bye after the long weekend, meaning they will remain in third place until the halfway mark of the season. The team is looking forward to showing off their skills under lights, with four night games on the cards for the back half of the season ahead of finals.

Third-placed colts had a hard fought win on the weekend and will look to take that form with them down to Secret Harbour when they face the unbeaten top side.

The boys are looking forward to the challenge as they continue to gel as a team.

The masters (over 35s) have been enjoying their fortnightly Sunday games and are off to Jurien Bay over the long weekend for a footy carnival.

New players are welcome down at any time.