Yamba Buccaneers are playing for history and family
WITH today's match being the last game of the regular season for a Yamba Buccaneers side that has missed out on making finals footy, you would be remiss not to think that the pressure was off the Lower River side.
But that is not the case - the Buccaneers have it all to play for as they walk out on to Yamba Oval representing the 'old boys' of the club and the leading ladies in their lives.
Buccaneers coach Lee Everett said that his young side was not showing signs of the pressure heading into the match against Evans River.
"Not many of the boys have girlfriends or wives, a lot of them are young and enjoying their freedom," he said. "But the mums will take centre stage and I think the boys are keen to win for them.
"It is also old boys' weekend, so it will be good to get a win in front of the boys who have pulled on the jersey before us."
"But with all this going on, the boys aren't feeling any pressure. We are going in to throw the ball around and just have a heap of fun on the field."
Evans River will be bringing everything and the kitchen sink to Yamba Oval, with the side from up north locked in a battle for the last finals spot with Murwillumbah.
Redmen in with a chance
Grafton Redmen reserve grade side are still in with a slim chance of making the finals series as they travel North to Murwillumbah.
The Redmen also have a catch-up match with Casino which is a must win if they want to make the finals.