Mullumbimby takes second win
MULLUMBIMBY front-rower Rob Goodacre scored two tries as the Giants registered their second win of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League season by beating the Casino Cougars 34-16 at Les Donnelly Field, Mullumbimby yesterday.
The Giants have now leapfrogged Casino on the ladder as they attempt to avoid the wooden spoon.
Casino, Mullumbimby and Lower Clarence can all still finish on the bottom of the ladder.
"It was probably the best we've played this season," Mullumbimby coach Graham Eadie said. "Our defence was terrific and our attack fell into place.
"We put points on at the back end of each half and we'll be hoping for a strong showing against Byron Bay next week.
"As a club we're not going too bad when you consider our under-18s are coming first and reserve grade are second."
In other games, the Marist Brothers Rams had a convincing 48-10 win over the Lower Clarence Magpies at Oakes Oval on Saturday.
The Magpies started in the best possible way by scoring a try only eight seconds in to the game.
"Unfortunately we took our foot off the pedal and there was little communication in defence," Magpies captain-coach Grant Brown said.
"We need to keep the talk up right across the park and make sure we play our brand of footy if we are going to avoid the wooden spoon."
Murwillumbah put a serious dent in Evans Head's finals aspirations with a commanding 46-4 win at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah yesterday.
Byron Bay did enough to get past the Kyogle Turkeys with a 32-18 win at Byron Bay.
Grafton Ghosts 22
Byron Bay 20
Northern United 19
Marist Brothers 14
Evans Head 14
Lower Clarence 4