Mustangs bring it home with another minor premiership win
ANOTHER year and another minor premiership win for the mighty Murwillumbah Mustangs.
Captain Sam Panting was feeling battered and bruised this morning after a physically tough game yesterday against Ballina resulted in a 20-20 draw, enough to score the 'Stangs their third minor premiership in as many years.
"It was a really tough game, I haven't been this sore in years," Panting said.
"A win would have been better, but it was still good to come away with the draw, still better than a loss."
Panting said he wasn't quite sure how the Mustangs would fare at the beginning of this year's NRRRL season after a major roster change, but was pleased they'd achieved so much.
"If you asked me I wouldn't say I was that confident," he said.
"We had so many new players...but once we got some continuity we really picked up."
When asked whether he could pinpoint a particularly effective player, Panting heaped praise on the whole Mustangs' squad, but did name a few standouts.
"It was a great team effort, very well rounded, but Nick Forrester and Damien Quinn played really well," he said.
With the final's approaching fast Panting said the team was training hard and ready to storm their way to an additional victory.
"Three more wins and we've got it," he said.
Mustangs' under-18 team will face Marist Brothers this week for their shot at a second club minor league premiership, while reserve grade will be chasing third place on the table.
A sizeable turnout is expected for the Mustangs v Brothers games this Sunday at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah.