BAY BEATEN: Byron Bay forward Dom Maloney wrapped up by Mullumbimby defenders on Sunday.
BAY BEATEN: Byron Bay forward Dom Maloney wrapped up by Mullumbimby defenders on Sunday. Mitchell Craig

Mullum take out the Bay

BYRON Bay Red Devils were well beaten by cross shire rivals Mullimbimby 34-10 on the weekend.

The Giants set up their victory by attacking the Devils' right edge with clinical finishing.

They scored three quick tries in the first 15 minutes of the game with, and with all three tries converted, the Giants skipped to an 18-0 lead.

Once again, the Devils failed to complete their sets and, as Einstein mused, everything is relative and the numbers don't lie.

Meanwhile on the other side of the table, the Giants had a completion rate of 95 per cent, going to the half-time break with a 24-0 lead. And that was all she wrote.

"We completed 20 of 21 sets in that first half and that really set the platform,” Mullum coach Dallas Waters said.

"Our guys in the middle were fantastic and that allowed us to ask some questions of their edge defence.”

The second stanza proved more fruitful for the Devils with both sides adding ten points, but the revival was too late for the Bay.

The horse had well and truly bolted and was in the stable. Elsewhere, Ballina thumped Evans Head 50-0 on Saturday.

On a positive note, the Bay controlled the back half of the game but will need to improve to beat the undefeated Cudgen next Sunday.


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