IT WAS hard fought battle between fierce rivals the Cudgen Hornets and the Murwillumbah Mustangs on Sunday, May 7, at the Ned Byrne Oval.
Cudgen came out strong with a home ground advantage and maintained a heavy defensive lineup against a tough Murwillumbah side.
Tensions were running high on the field with several scuffles breaking out in the second half and two players sin binned for 10 minutes following an altercation.
Play resumed but another nasty tackle left one Mustangs player with a suspected concussion, which resulted in suspended play as an ambulance was called to assist.
Although shaken the Mustangs player was able to make it to his feet and was taken away by ambulance before play resumed with Cudgen’s defence too strong.
Cudgen dominated with a decisive 30 to 10 win over the Mustangs.
Meanwhile, Tweed Coast Raiders have smashed the first five rounds of the NRRRL footy season maintaining the top spot on the ladder again this week after another dominating win against Byron.
The Raiders had the home ground advantage at the Les Burger Field on Sunday, May 7, downing Byron 40 to 0.
It’s another big weekend for local footy on Sunday, May 14, when the Murwillumbah Mustangs take on Evan Head at Stan Sercombe Oval from 2.45pm.
Tweed Coast Raiders will take on Ballina at Kingsford Smith Park (Ballina).