Magpies look for luck of draw
By STEVE SPINKS
LAST season there was nothing separating Lower Clarence and Ballina.
Twice the two teams met and both matches ended in 28-all draws.
The first draw was an amazing game with the Magpies leading 28-0 at half-time before the Seagulls levelled just before full-time.
Even though both outfits are vastly changed from last season it puts a nice twist on tomorrow's encounter at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina.
But the similarity ends their in season 2005.
Lower have lost both of their matches, while Ballina are undefeated.
First grade kicks-off at 2.45pm.
BALLINA: Fullback, Shaun Laurie; wingers, Clayton Morris, Willo James; centres, Milton Thaiday, Ashley Moran; five-eighth, Justin Bolt; halfback, Troy Johnstone (c); props, Les Roberts, Grant Erickson; hooker, Matt Temby; secondrowers, Matt Slattery, Mitch Aubusson; lock, Alwyn Roberts. Interchange: Tyler Iverson. Coach: Chris Binge.
LOWER CLARENCE: Fullback, Lee Everett; wingers, Michael Laurie, Jake Thorton; centres, Anthony Hickling, Darren Blackett; five-eighth, Jason Wilkinson; halfback, Aaron Murray; props, Michael Harris, Brett Smidt; hooker, Chris Brophy; second-rowers, Terry Power, Jason Hebbard (c); lock, Tom Freebody. Inter- change: TBA. Coach: Jason Hebbard.