THE full-time score of 45-14 to Wallamba was certainly not a true reflection of the Mudcrabs determined performance in Round 14 of the Lower Mid North Coast Rugby Competition played at Myall Park last Saturday.
Donning blue socks in support of the Muddies chosen charity, BeyondBlue, the Mudcrabs played extremely hard achieving a definite fourth position in the competition.
Quiet achiever, Ray Sharp, scored a well fought for try against Wallamba’s quick and strong defence with James Farmer scoring the second try, both successfully converted by Ashley Rushby bringing the score to a close 19-14 at the half time whistle, with the scorer for Wallamba mentioning that he was witnessing a much improved Muddies side.
During the second half, Wallamba displayed superior forward strength and overran the Muddies in scoring two successive tries despite the great effort displayed by Ashley Rushby, the John’s bros and not failing to mention some fearless tackling by Nathan Colver and James Bowden.
Final match for the 2017 Season will take place against Manning River Ratz Saturday, 29 July 2017 at Taree.
By Ann SCULLY