It was an emotional weekend of rugby league for Macleay based sides as members of the community mourned the loss of Uncle Harold Griffen.
Uncle Harold passed away last week with South West Rocks Marlins holding a minutes silence in their game against Beechwood.
Lower Macleay Magpies girls side held one in their game at Kendall while the mens side will do the same at Beechwood this weekend.
The Macleay Valley Mustangs followed suit on Sunday and their performance was one to be proud of.
Coming up against the ladder leaders in Wauchope a win for the Mustangs was set to be a challenge but as we've seen all year they're always up for the grind.
A win was just out of reach but the effort put forward left many in attendance proud of the side as they battled a man down at one stage.
"We love our Sunday footy, it was an old boys day and I think it was our first old boys day in a few years so it was good to see a few here in their old jumpers," co-coach Ant Cowan said post-game.
"We lost one of our loyal supporters this week and I hope we did him proud."
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Griffen and Holten families and he's going to be missed at the Mustangs for sure."
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