Father and son play for soccer history
By TANIA PHILLIPS
MURWILLUMBAH soccer father and son combination John and Matt Bruggy are set to take a unique place in history if they can help their side to victory in the Gold Coast first division men's grand final at Carrara Stadium. The pair are believed to be the first father and son combination to play in the grand final. Murwillumbah, who finished third after the home and away series, will take on minor premiers Nerang at 7pm tonight. The match is part of a gala three-day Gold Coast Soccer grand final carnival at the stadium which started last night and will finish tomorrow afternoon. Over the course of the three days 29 grand finals will be held from the juniors right through to the first division men and women. Tweedbased teams are featuring in three of the most important games of the weekend. Tumbulgum Rangers were due to play Palm Beach in the under-18 Colts game last night, while Tweed Heads takes on Mudgeeraba in the women's game at 3pm tomorrow. The Murwillumbah men should be at fullstrength. Team manager Jim McCarthy said the team was looking forward to a tough game after drawing their last two matches with Nerang one-all. "Everyone is fit and has a very positive attitude," he said. "We have the best young squad of players we have had in many years." MURWILLUMBAH squad: Michael Breckenridge, Tom Cordner, James Ismail, Chris Van Bael, Luke Craig, Luke Martin, Matt Bruggy, John Bruggy, Derek Joyce, Matt DeGroot, Justin Twohill, Michael Douglas, Tom Stanley, Scott Dunstan, Chris Edwards.