LAST Sunday most of the Rebels travelled to Yamba to take on Lower Clarence Magpies in what was a rugged encounter in both grades.
As always the Rebels Under-18s led the way out, although they were short due to injuries and players without good reason not turning up.
Lower came out of the blocks firing on all cylinders and it looked like we were in for a long day as they strode to a 14-point lead.
However, at the break, it was pointed out to the lads that more effort was needed if they wanted put some respectability on the scoreboard.
The boys came out playing a better style of football and taking the game back to the Magpies.
To their credit they fought back to get within 4 points of them, 20-16.
The Magpies won because they were that little bit more hungry and capitalised on our errors.
All players went well, but Claude Sullivan played above his weight. NOTE: can all our team be at training and games if not please give Dale a call, thank you.
nRESERVE grade again, again bolstered by a sizeable contingent of juniors threw everything they had at the Magpies.
Despite the 69-32 scoreline, there were plenty of big hits in defence and the Rebels attack did put on 30-odd points against a Magpies team that was hungry for a win.
However, were players who did not give it a shot and for their fans that is the long and the short of it.
Lower played well. Our club wishes you well in the rest of the season.
See you at training and make sure you don't miss the excitement and action of all the finals of The Daily Examiner Shield tomorrow night at McKittrick Park and best of luck to all teams.