We’ve waited a long time

Central and North Burnett Times - - RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 2014 - Gavin Ford, Pres­i­dent Mun­dub­bera Rugby League

Mun­dub­bera Tigers pres­i­dent’s re­port:

THE Gayn­dah/Mun­dub­bera grand fi­nal cer­tainly boosted in­ter­est in rugby league in the south­ern part of the Cen­tral Bur­nett.

The Tigers were im­prov­ing and they started to have the same team to­gether for a few games.

The boys bonded well as a team with a lot of hard work and they started to en­joy each train­ing ses­sion.

At­ten­dance at train­ing had been ex­cel­lent and that showed on game days.

We knew we would have a tough game against the Glad­i­a­tors who had played five weeks in a row in­clud­ing two knock­out games.

We had only three games with easy wins.

We would have pre­ferred a dry track. Our big for­wards had trou­ble in the sloppy con­di­tions.

I was still pretty con­fi­dent with 10 min­utes re­main­ing lead­ing 28-20 when we looked like scor­ing un­til an in­ter­cept turned the boys around.

In the fi­nal few min­utes I had a flash­back to the 1983 grand fi­nal when we led by three points and lost the game in the last minute.

I was pleased to see the town get be­hind the team and ap­pre­ci­ated the busi­nesses that dec­o­rated their shops.

We’ve been wait­ing a long time for this win and now the drought has been bro­ken.

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