IT MAY not have been the result that Murwillumbah Mustangs fans had hoped for against the Marist Brothers at Stan Sercombe Oval on Sunday, August 13, but the turnout for the final home game shows the passion for local footy remains alive and well.
More than 600 people flocked to watch the three matches throughout the day with the Marist Brothers showing why they are among the ones to beat this year downing the Mustangs A-Grade side 36 to 18.
But the scoreboard did little to curb the enthusiasm of local fans including the club’s sponsors, who were treated to a special VIP tent with free drinks and nibbles.
The Mustangs placed sixth on the ladder with Marist Brothers placed second and Ballina winning the minor premiership with only two losses for the season.
Finals footy will kick off this weekend with all eyes on third place Cudgen Hornets, who have again had a stellar season and remains the Tweed side to watch.
Tweed Coast Raiders will play an elimination semi-final against the Casino Cougars this weekend in Casino.
The Cudgen Hornets will place Marist Brothers at Lismore in their semi-final showdown.