RAIN in the Northern Rivers and south-east Queensland again played havoc with sporting fixtures over the weekend with most sports having games washed out and postponed to later dates.
That great drought-breaker, Tweed River Jockey Club, had yet another meeting abandoned due to a saturated racing surface - yesterday's TAB meeting at Murwillumbah was one of the first casualties due to the wet weather.
The club has had all but one of its meetings washed out throughout the spring, summer and autumn.
However some games did manage to go ahead.
TWEED Heads Seagulls finally turned the tables on their Wynnum Manly rivals, triumphing 30-16 in a Sunday afternoon blockbuster.
Tweed Heads raced in four unanswered first half tries as they completely dominated Wynnum for much of the game.
Originally scheduled for Piggabeen Sports Complex but relocated due to the recent heavy rain, Tweed felt at home at Kougari Oval, stunning the Wynnum locals into silence as Brad Davis and Beau Henry controlled the game.
Tweed Heads were up 24-0 by the 30th minute and it would remain that way until the half time break.
Tweed Heads carried on from where they left off in the second half, James Wood pouncing on a loose ball and charging 35m to score. The successful conversion made it 30-0, and effectively ended Wynnum's chances of securing the win.
To their credit, the locals didn't give up and were rewarded with three consolation tries before the final hooter.
Tweed Heads Seagulls 30 (Joe Vickery, James Wood, Michael Henderson, Jake Leary, Ryan James tries; Brad Davis 5 goals) def Wynnum Manly Seagulls 16 (Peter Gubb, Dan Wallace, Jacob Fauid tries; John Te Reo 2 goals).
MURWILLUMBAH Mustangs, led by its classy front-row of props Lynden Murphy and Shane Kijt and lively hooker, Sam Panting., tossed a beleaguered Giants 46-6 down at Mullumbimby.
The Giants are really struggling for senior players and were forced to include several players from it's under 18's ranks.
The match was played in bog conditions which ensured most of the action took place in the rucks where Panting's darting runs and slick service and Murphy and Kijt's size and toughness paved the way for the Mustangs' win.
In other results, Grafton Ghosts flogged Casino 54-0, Northern United returned to form with a hard-fought 128 win over Ballina and Evans Heads beat Evans Heads 30-14.
The two best games of the round were postponed until dates to be fixed - Bilambil Jets and Runaway Bay and the real biggie, Southport and Tugun.
Burleigh Bears gave struggling Tweed Coast Raiders a 68-0 hiding at Pizzey Park, while the other match which was transferred to Alley Gator Rugby Union Ground resulted in a 34-10 victory to Currumbin over Cudgen which did manage to give their hosts a run for their money.
GOLD COAST SOCCER
TWEED Valley Kings' clash with Gold Coast Knights was a victim of the rain.
TVK coach, Craig Madden, was desperately keen to get his troops back onto the field to build on their return to some decent form over the past three weeks.
ONLY one match in this grade was able to be played with Robina City, shock 3-1 victors over Murwillumbah FC the previous week, coming back to earth with a 3-2 loss to Pacific Pines.
The much-anticipated local derby clash between Tweed United and Murwillumbah FC at Arkinstall Park was one of those matches postponed.
SEQAFL Division 1
YET another heavily lopsided defeat for Coolangatta Tweed Heads Blues with Wilston Grange inflicting a 18.20 (128) to 3.6 (24) hammering at Sunline Oval.
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