Promising start

KICKING OFF: Brenton Cook makes an attacking run down the wing in the Savoy’s practice match against South Shepparton on Saturday night.

Myrtleford Savoy’s senior men have ramped up their preparations for the new Albury Wodonga Football Association season with their first competitive hit out of the summer.

The Savoys hosted coach Joe Artavilla’s former side, South Shepparton, last Saturday night in a fast paced match that ended 2-2.

The result was a welcome one for Artavilla who wasn’t sure what to expect in his side’s first outing, and was just happy to see his team spend some time under match conditions.

“It was a good opportunity for the boys to get out there and spend some quality time on the pitch, and they looked good for the most part,” he said.

“We are still a bit off where we want to be, understandably being early in the season but we seem to be ahead of where I thought we might be.”

The Savoys have made a number of key additions over the preseason with Artavilla filling the voids he had hoped to after arriving at the club and the match was an opportunity to get a first look at those players.

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