Mustangs out to contain Sharks’ bite

Speed: A Macleay Valley Mustangs first grade player carries the ball forward for his side in a match earlier this season. Photo: Penny Tamblyn.
Speed: A Macleay Valley Mustangs first grade player carries the ball forward for his side in a match earlier this season. Photo: Penny Tamblyn.

The Macleay Valley Mustangs will be hopeful they can contain the bite of the Port Macquarie Sharks when they host them in all three grades at Verge St Oval this Saturday.

The Sharks will be out for blood as they look to continue their climb up the Group Three Rugby League ladder after they were stripped of six competition points earlier this season.

The loss of points saw the Sharks drop to last place in the ladder but a recent victory has seen them move ahead of the Mustangs, who now sit on the bottom.

Macleay Valley is searching for its first win of the season in the first grade competition but they have improved their depth after dropping their reserve grade side for the remainder of the season.

There will be a mouthwatering amount of rugby league played at Verge St Oval on Saturday with the action commencing in the morning with the Kempsey Dragons Junior Rugby League matches.

Mustangs president Tim Moorehead is encouraging everyone in the community to attend the event.

“Saturday is family day for rugby league in Kempsey, in the morning we have the Kempsey Dragons Junior Rugby League  juniors in action from 9 to 1.30 in Under-10s to Under-16s,” Moorehead said.

“Then in the afternoon we have the Mustangs taking on the Port Macquarie Sharks at the following times.”

The senior action kicks off with the Ladies League Tag at 1.50pm before the NRMA Insurance Kempsey Under-18s commence at 2.50pm.

The final match of the day is the SOS Phone Repairs Kempsey Macleay Hotel Mustangs first grade game at 4.00pm.

“Players, supporters, families and friends from both clubs please join us at the Macleay Hotel for an after match function starting at 6pm,” Moorehead said.

“It should be a great day of rugby league we look forward to seeing everyone there.”