Mustangs to make a call on their first grade future

The Macleay Valley Mustangs will make a decision on whether they will field a side against the Breakers at training tonight.
The Macleay Valley Mustangs will make a decision on whether they will field a side against the Breakers at training tonight.

The Macleay Valley Mustangs will make a call on their future in the first grade competition for 2018 at tonight’s training session.

The Mustangs, who reached last year’s grand final, are scheduled to travel to Port Macquarie to face the defending champions the Port City Breakers in this Saturday’s round 12 fixture.

However, there is uncertainty surrounding whether the club will be able to field a senior team.

“We will wait and see what the turn out is at training tonight before making the call,” Mustangs president Tim Moorehead said.

“We need everyone to get there and show their support for their local club.

Moorehead admitted he isn’t overly confident the Mustangs will have the players to avoid a forfeit but said a decision has to be made early to avoid a fine.

The Group Three Rugby League side has been forced to endure a tumultuous season with senior player numbers decreasing.

The Mustangs dropped their reserve grade side a month ago, but the situation has continued to worsen.

The first grade side forfeited their last road game as only five players turned up on matchday to face the Forster-Tuncurry Hawks.

The Mustangs Under-18.5s and Ladies League Tag teams are competing for a spot in the finals with three rounds remaining and will play on Saturday.

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