SPORT Knights open win­ning ac­count

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Sport - RUGBY By CAM POT­TER

TWO tries to Sarah Pat­ter­son gave North Eastern Knights the edge over CSU Mud Dogs last week­end to give the reign­ing ladies’ pre­miers of the Mur­ray Cup tag com­pe­ti­tion their first win of 2018.

The 18-6 win kick started the Knights’ year and has coach Gavin Drage over the moon with his side’s per­for­mance in the Mother’s Day gala day at Tar­goora Park.

“Sarah Pat­ter­son was re­ally good for us; she’s a new player for 2018 and is quickly be­com­ing a key for us in the back­line,” Drage said.

“Sarah Higgins scored a try for us as well, she played with us last year and she was ex­cel­lent again on the week­end; she made up a lot of ground every time she got the ball.

“The whole team played re­ally well, every­body chipped in.”

The Knights raised $1600 for the McGrath Foun­da­tion, through a raf­fle and money tins that were passed around the gala day on Sun­day, a fantastic achieve­ment by the club.

“The se­nior boys had a spe­cial kit for the game, with pink socks and the like,” Drage said.

“Ev­ery­one chipped in a lit­tle bit here and there and to raise $1600 was a great ef­fort.

“The fact that there were four teams that all helped out as well showed how giv­ing they were.”

North Eastern Knights travel to Wodonga for their clash on Sun­day.

“We have played Wodonga al­ready this sea­son and they beat us by 16 points,” Drage said.

“We are start­ing to re­ally gel now, the new girls have come along nicely and we will be go­ing up there to get an­other win.

“We are al­ways on the look­out for any new play­ers; all are wel­come.”

The Knights’ men take on the top-placed War­riors on Sun­day, and will be on the hunt for their sec­ond win of the sea­son.

PINK DAY: North Eastern Knights rugby league club se­nior men’s team show off their pink kit which they played in on Mother’s Day. PHOTO: Sup­plied

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