Evans Head's Steve Kelly, left, and Brent Dries bring down a Marist Brothers player.
Evans Head's Steve Kelly, left, and Brent Dries bring down a Marist Brothers player. The Northern Star/Dennis Taylor

Evans Head Bombers fans to turn it up

IF the Evans Head Bombers' support crowd at last Sunday's preliminary final against the Grafton Rhinos was any indication, expect a massive show of mid-Richmond strength at this Sunday's grand final against Mullumbimby Giants.

The match will be played at Byron Bay's Red Devils Park with buses for supporters leaving the Illawong Hotel at 10am.

According to Bombers club secretary, Glen Deas, the reserve grade side is stoked to be in the final and confident that they can down the imposing Giants.

Bombers played the team way back in the first round and lost after Mullumbimby used the match to trial a bunch of their first grade side.

The only team to beat Mullumbimby this season was the Grafton Rhinos, and Evans Head made mince-meat of that side on their home turf last Sunday.

The match was close and with just 20 minutes to go Grafton led 26-16 but a gutsy determination and overwhelming confidence brought the river city undone.

Gordon Roberts and Darren Anderson dug deep to deliver precious points, with Roberts taking the ball upfield 40 metres before off-loading to lock forward Brent Dries who brought the score within reach.

“The boys are playing well, they're confident and they believe in themselves,” Deas said.



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