Devils too hot for Raiders
The Byron Bay Red Devils consolidated their position on the NRRRL ladder with a 38-14 win over Tweed Coast Raiders at home on Saturday.
The game was a lacklustrer affair particularly in the first half with the referee not helping the cause by constantly blowing the whistle and contributing to the slowness of the play.
Finally losing his patience, the ref sent a Byron Bay player to the bin to cool his heels.
Never the less the Devils went to the break with a 22-10 lead.
The second half was not much better than the first with the highlight being Scott Stapleton bagging four tries.
Poor discipline again saw a Byron Bay player sent to the bin.
On the plus side this was the club’s first win over the Raiders since they entered the competition as they have been a bogey side for the Devils over the years.
Byron Bay will need to lift their game considerably if they are to defeat this weekend’s opponent’s Ballina away and who are ahead of them on the table.
Mullumbimby Giants were able to hang on to win 15-12 after a late charge by Cudgen at Kingscliff.
With six minutes to go, the Giants led 12-0,but Cudgen fought back to almost snatch the game.