Who will rule?

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FACE OFF: Wangaratta City Football Club’s Connor Heffernan (left) will put his soccer skills to the test again Wangaratta Rovers’ Luke Peters in an international rules match tonight. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

A CLASH of codes will hit Wangaratta when Wangaratta City Red Devils take on a Wangaratta Rovers side tonight.

The match will have the standard international rules; teams will only be allowed four handballs in a row before they must kick the ball, players will be allowed to kick it up or ‘solo’ it to themselves as many times as they like, but they are only allowed two bounces.

Teams will be awarded three points for an ‘over’ – a ball kicked over the cross bar between the goals, and six points if they score an ‘under’, a soccer goal.

The teams will play the game with ‘tag’ rules as to avoid injury and to keep it friendly, while shepherding will be allowed.

Wally Pasquali will be the referee.

The two clubs have previously played a game against each other and both Devils player Connor Heffernan and Rovers’ Luke Peters are looking forward to it.

“It should be a lot of fun,” Peters said.

“I reckon we will give it a better crack, a few of our quicker guys will take advantage with the ‘solo’ runs and play well.

“But, the coach, Sam Carpernter, looks really good with the round ball, he’ll be my pick.”


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