BIG DAY: Tai Shimizu, Paul Welsh, Binaca Ryffel, Lee McDonough, Mick Williams and Brett McMahon
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Soccer season reaches climax

By TANIA PHILLIPS

THE last of the winter sports ends today with the grand final of the Tweed District Soccer Competition at Brian Breckenridge Park, Tumbulgum. The finals will start with the under 11s at 9am culminating in the men's first divison final at 3pm and women's final at 5pm. Minor premiers Burringbar take on second placed Tumbulgum in the men's final. A tough and fast game is expected between the two young teams with little separating them all year. For minor premiers Burringbar it is a chance to make a cleansweep of the Tweed trophies after already cleaning up the Anzac Cup, Norm Silley Cup and minor premierships. The side is close to full strength with Reece Price stepping up into the strikers role in the abscence of main playmaker Simon Hurcombe. "The team is playing well," Burringbar captain Mick Williams said. "We have had some really good games with them (Tumbulgum) this season they have made us work really hard." However he said his side was well balanced with strong backs and midfield players. Tumbulgum's Brett McMahon is also expecting a hard and fast game aginst their archrivals. "We play a good quick wide game," he said. In the under 11 division two Saints take on Uki at 9am with Pottsville playing Rangers in division one at 10.30am and Pottsville are up against Murwillumbah at 11.40 in the under 12s. In the senior men's reserve grade at 1pm Pottsville take on Burringbar while the same two clubs also meet in the women's final at 5pm.



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