EFL: Croydon ready to dish out the blues in 2015

Croydon players go in for the ball against North Ringwood (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Croydon players go in for the ball against North Ringwood (photo: Davis Harrigan)

(first seen HERE on the EFL website)

In season 2014, coach Paul Newlands wanted his Croydon men to go all the way to the Grand Final.  They started off in fine style, with seven straight wins, each one of them bigger and better.

Having had time to build up a platform to go big was key to the approach last year for the club, says Newlands. Continue reading

EFL: Croydon with all the momentum in Division 2

Brendan Weinert dodges three Doncaster players (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Brendan Weinert dodges three Doncaster players (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Having had the bye this week, Croydon are not only playing hard, they’re playing to win.

The benchmark has undoubtedly been set by Croydon.  Sitting 6-0 with the bye this weekend, every other side in Division Two is simply playing catch-up. Continue reading

EFL: Mulgrave fight for victory till the bitter end

 

Clash of bodies between Doncaster East (L) and Mulgrave (R) at Zerbes Reserve (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Clash of bodies between Doncaster East (L) and Mulgrave (R) at Zerbes Reserve (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Eastern Football League, Division 2

In slippery and testing conditions at Zerbes Reserve on Saturday, the Mulgrave Lions pulled off a gritty and last-gasp win against Doncaster East, 9.15.69 to 10.8.68. Continue reading

EFL: Croydon outlasts East Burwood at home

Players dive for the ball in East Burwood's forward 50 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Players dive for the ball in East Burwood’s forward 50 (photo: Davis Harrigan)

The expected morning rain never showed, and Croydon Park was in near-perfect condition for Croydon to achieve a hard-fought 14 point win – 9.8.62 to 7.6.48 – against East Burwood at home.

Both the Rams and the Blues scraped home in round one, which was the perfect platform for a contest on Saturday at Croydon Park.  Continue reading