Cats still stranded

STRANDED: Casterton Sandford remain stranded across the border due to the current coronavirus restrictions.

By Trevor Jackson

AFTER the recent South East Zone competition and a previous postponed round due to the coronavirus restrictions placed on Victoria, Western Border football returns this weekend, although with some caveats.

According to league president Michael Summers, SA Health and the South Australian government will not allow Casterton Sandford across the border to play football at this stage, due mainly to some of the players coming from outside the cross-border bubble.

In a show of sportsmanship, a late request put to the Western Border Football League by South Gambier will see the Demons travel across into Victoria to play the Cats at Island Park for their Round 10 clash.

“South requested they go across to play to make it easier on Casterton Sandford,” Summers said.

“It was very good by (South president) Wayne Glynn and the club to do this.”

The Cats missed their Round 8 game against East Gambier which is still set to be played on July 10, pending any changes by either club or the state government restrictions.

Round 9 games were pushed back to the end of the home-and-away rounds due to the recent restrictions, pushing the finals out a week.

Other Round 10 games will see West Gambier host North Gambier at Malseed Park, while East Gambier travels to Millicent to face the Saints at McLaughlin Park.