Bangalow make it to grand final

RUGBY UNION
Bangalow 28 v Yamba 7

Bangalow are grand-final bound after beating Yamba 28-7 in the major semi-final last weekend.

 It was a major reversal of form for Bangalow, who got thumped 41-0 by Yamba in the final round just a couple of weeks prior.

 The week started off well with a solid training session and a stomping charge against Welshy Griff being downgraded by one game after an appeal was successfully fought, thanks to excellent work by Mark Baker from Barbican Lawyers, assisted by Ralph James.

Yamba won the toss on Saturday and ran with the wind. Bangalow dug in, stuck to their game plan and was narrowly the better of the sides at half-time with the score locked at nil-all.

 The game opened up in the second half, with Kerry Jennings scoring a converted try straight after the break from a metre out after some great lead-up work by the piggies.

This got the ball rolling and Bangalow started to lift, dominating possession and field position to score a further three converted tries to Neil Moran, Dick Collins and Nick Hornery.

Yamba never game up and was always threatening, but Bangalow’s defence held strong.

Everyone stood up and did their jobs, which made for a great team effort. Bangalow will contest the grand final against either Kyogle or Yamba at Crozier Field Lismore on Saturday, September 12.

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