Ties unable to be severed in big scoring match-up
LEVEL pegging on the ladder, the Woolgoolga Seahorses and Macksville Sea Eagles proved inseparable in the Group 2 match-up at the weekend.
But the pair of teams outside of the top four on 11 points a piece on the ladder will have to work a miracle this Sunday against more formidable opponents.
In a tryfest last Sunday the Seahorses could not get a break at the Woolgoolga Sports Ground as the Sea Eagles matched try for try to finish the game 34-all.
With five games to go before the finals, both Woolgoolga and Macksville are facing an uphill battle in keeping up with the top four.
To stand a chance of winning two points this Sunday, both the Seahorses and Sea Eagles will have to play their hearts out when they face up against the top two teams of the competition.
The Sea Eagles will step onto the field against top of the ladder Grafton Ghosts at their home field of Allen Gillett Oval. As well as the home ground advantage, the Sea Eagles could capitalise on the week off the Ghosts had after the Bellingen Magpies forfeited on Sunday.
The Seahorses will have an equally tough game when they face the Coffs Harbour Comets at Geoff King Motors Complex. The Comets, sitting five points below the Ghosts, should be fresh after a bye at the weekend.
On Sunday Bellingen meet Orara Valley and South Grafton will play Nambucca.
Group 2 results
- Woolgoolga tied with Macksville 34-34
- South Grafton def Orara Valley 40-28
- Sawtell def Nambucca Heads 34-29
- Grafton def Bellingen (forfeit)