Macleay Valley will host Sawtell in a home final on Sunday.
Macleay Valley will host Sawtell in a home final on Sunday. TREVOR VEALE

Clubs split points from wet match

THE fall-out from Sunday’s washed-out Group 2 clash between Woolgoolga and Macleay Valley means that Woolgoolga is the minor premier in reserve grade and Macleay Valley will host a semi-final this Sunday.

Both teams will receive a match point each in all three grades and there will be no catch-up game played between the two.

Group 2 administration officer Jim Anderson said yesterday that the Country Rugby league by-laws allowed for both teams to claim a point each.

“It’s in the by-laws that in the event of a washed-out game where the ground is unavailable that this is the outcome,” Anderson said.

Sawtell, which has to travel to Kempsey on Sunday to play Macleay Valley in a major preliminary semi-final, offered its ground to Woolgoolga as a venue for a catch-up game because it has superior lighting facilities but the catch-up match never eventuated.

Anderson said that neither club provided much of a fight when it came to forcing a midweek match to go ahead.

“Both clubs weren’t desirous of playing,” he said.

“If one club wanted to play then a game would have had to go ahead but Woolgoolga and Macleay Valley put it in writing they didn’t want to play.”



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