The brute strength of the Macleay Valley Mustangs juniors was on full display at Verge Street Oval this afternoon as they continued their winning streak.
It wasn't all smooth sailing early for the 18's as Port City Breakers fullback Xavier Davidson scored down the right to make it 6-0.
The clinical finishing of Braith Powick was on display again as the next 20 minutes saw the Mustangs winger score a double, following on from his two tries last week.
Powick's first effort came off a pinpoint Shane Davis-Caldwell kick to the corner with the halfback converting.
12 minutes later Powick caught a Tim Bull cross field kick, grubbered to himself and scored to make it 12-6.
A penalty goal to Breakers on half-time saw Mustangs hold a tight four point lead.
Macleay Valley were first to strike after the break as Chris Bull's power proved too much to handle after a short-side play from Davis-Caldwell gifted him his second assist and third conversion.
Five minutes later, Breakers made matters interesting as lock Josh Power went over to make it 18-14.
With both sides going end to end, a try seemed inevitable.
Two minutes to go, fifteen metres out from the try-line, the ball landed in the hands of Tyrell King.
King took defenders with him to march his way over the line and seal a 22-14 victory.
A decent wind saw plenty of errors throughout the game with coach Reuben Jones satisfied to get the two points.
"We did it ugly but a win's a win," he said.
The Mustangs will now move onto their Wingham fixture next weekend.
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