SPORT Knights open winning account
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