Raiders buoyed by win

TWEED Coast Raiders are brightened by last weekend’s success and want to bring their winning formula into tomorrow’s game against Marist Brothers at Les Burger Field.

The Raiders approach the round-six clash of Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition with enhanced confidence after their first victory of the season last week.

In earlier rounds, the Raiders were laden with a high injury toll, which acted as a missile of destruction for them, but in recent matches they have started to regain players.

Coach and captain Matt Slattery said they would have a few players out but not because of injury.

Even though the Raiders had a few players missing, they had a renewed self belief, concluded Slattery.

“Getting the win has been a real boost and hopefully we can get a roll on but also carry the form into the game,” he said.

The Raiders’ last encounter with Marist Brothers was in the pre-season trial game where they were beaten by a heavy margin.

Kick-off is 2.30pm.

Elsewhere, Murwillumbah Mustangs have been doing their homework in preparation for tomorrow’s battle against Ballina Seagulls at Stan Sercombe Oval.

Since the start of the season, the Mustangs have won two matches as opposed to the Seagulls, yet to drop a game.

Coach Troy McLean said the Seagulls would be difficult to handle and this season’s record was reflective of that.

“They are a young side but they are very well drilled so it is going to be tough,” he said.

The action starts at 2.45pm.

Across town, Cudgen Hornets clash with Northern United Dirawongs at Crozier Field tomorrow at 2.45pm.

In other matches, Mullumbimby face Grafton Ghosts, Lower Clarence play Casino, Grafton Rhinos host Byron Bay and Kyogle take on Evans Head.

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