Kyogle wants more night games

KYOGLE will lobby the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League for more Saturday night games after a big crowd turned out to see the Turkeys break their duck in 2010 with a 38-36 win over Evans Head after the final siren.

Battling along at the bottom of the NRRRL ladder, the Turkeys’ season came to life in Round 6 when Courtney Nagas crossed in the corner for the upset.

The Turkeys led 30-10 at the break and looked to have blown their winning chance as Evans Head hit the front with two minutes to go.

But a quick penalty, followed by a quick shift, threw the monkey off the Turkeys’ back.

Club president Andrew Pederson echoed the thoughts of the whole club with his comments.

“That was a well deserved win,” Pederson said.

“We had the game in the bag and let them back in, but it’s just a good feeling to be off the mark for the year.”

Eighteen-year-old back-rower Jarred Newton was outstanding for the home side, churning out the metres to get his team-mates on the front-foot.

Simon Pederson and Alex Farrell were never far behind the kid as Kyogle piled on the pressure early to establish a healthy lead.

Evans Head were dealt a heavy blow before kick-off with captain Tim Tregidgo ruled out with a shoulder injury.

It took until the second half for them to recover, which they did well, according to manager Brad Mayes.

“That second half was probably the best half we have played all year, so it’s a pity it goes to waste,” Mayes said.



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