No loss in making final for Goonellabah team
GOONELLABAH Public School's rugby league team certainly did their school proud by reaching the regional final of the Primary School Sports Association (PSSA) knockout competition.
In the final, against Sawtell Public School at the grounds of Kadina High on Monday, the local side played well but was no match for the visitors.
From the kick-off, Sawtell meant business with Goonellabah sometimes seemingly overwhelmed by their style of play.
The visitors won 12-4.
Goonellabah coach Elliot Knight was proud of the team.
“Our forwards set the play for the backs, but they didn't capitalise,” he said.
“Darren Nolan made great inroads into the Sawtell pack while Wally Kelly played his usual dynamic game, as did Kyle Murray.
“Gerard Knight had a good game and at one point he made a 20-metre break to get his side back into the game.
“I'm proud of the way the boys played and conducted themselves.
“I'm also proud of the fact ours is the North Coast Division 1 PSSA rugby league champion side.
“We congratulate Sawtell on a well-earned win.”