Raiders want a win
THE top priority for the Tweed Coast Raiders tomorrow is to beat the Grafton Ghosts in the final round of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League.
A win will ensure the Raiders finish equal fifth in the competition, but unless they can take the Ghosts to the cleaners by a large score, for-and-against percentages will see them miss out on finals action by the slimmest of margins.
Raiders coach Nathan Jordan knows his side faces a tall order, but he is determined to end the season on a high at Les Burger Field, Bogangar.
“We know that the Ghosts have a better percentage than us, and we might just click on the day, but they know it too so I expect them to be playing for their season as well,” Jordan said.
“We still want to finish with a win on our home turf and also finish the best-placed Tweed team for the third year in a row.
“The boys can take some consolation from the fact that if they beat Grafton, we have been able to match it with some of the best teams in the comp.”
Jordan said his boys had been firing lately by simply going out and enjoying themselves on the field.
That will be the game plan tomorrow, although revenge for the hiding they received last time they met the Ghosts won't be far from their minds either.
Jordan will return to the field for the last game of the season.
The Raiders teams in all three grades will be wearing blue socks in aid of prostate cancer research, with proceeds from tomorrow's match going to that charity.
The under-18s get the action under way at noon with the A-grade at 2.45pm.