HANDFUL: Jay Melrose has starred for Nambucca Heads throughout 2015. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
HANDFUL: Jay Melrose has starred for Nambucca Heads throughout 2015. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

Nambucca Heads have plenty of momentum

NAMBUCCA Heads carry plenty of momentum into today's do or die clash at Frank McGuren Field.

One statistic standing in their way is the fact Grafton is the only team the Roosters haven't beaten in 2015.

But coach Peter Barrett is certain his men can use that as extra motivation.

"We've been playing sudden death football for five or six weeks now," Barrett said.

"If we win on Saturday then it's only one more game before the grand final but we won't be thinking about that.

"You don't think about what's ahead. You just think about the game in front of you and see what happens."

"It will be a clash of two very similar teams. We've both got good forwards and speedy backs.

"They (Grafton) have got a simple game plan and so have we so whoever controls the ball and completes their sets will win."

Barrett proudly boasts a team full of homegrown talent, with all but one player - Group 2 leading try scorer Jay Melrose - claiming local heritage.



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