Byron Bay wins rugby league grand final
September 14, 2008
Byron Bay has won the Retravision Northern League rugby league grand final, beating Grafton Ghosts 25-24 in an extra-time thriller at Byron Bay.
The Red Devils skipped away to an 18-6 lead but Ghosts, the minor premiers, fought back to level at 24-all by full-time.
With two minutes of extra time remaining, Byron’s Jared De Thierry kicked the winning field goal.
Mullumbimby Giants dominated the lower grades, beating Evans Head in reserves and Tweed coast in Under-18s.
Byron Bay 25
Tries: Tom Merritt 2 Jared De Theirry Alex Butschies Tobin Cupples
Goals: Jared De Theirry 2
Field Goal: Jared De Theirry
Grafton Ghosts 24
Tries: Daniel Lollback Carson Galloway Ben McLennan Dan Shipman
Goals: Aaron Hartmann 4
Player of the Match Ben Hill No 13 Byron Bay
First Grade was 24-all at full-time. An extra 10 minutes each way played, Byron Bay kicked a field goal in 18th minute of extra time. Byron bay won 25 to 24
Tries: Aaron Cook 2 Dane Chisolm Matt Christie
Goals: Jacob Millar 3
Tweed Coast 4
Tries: Steve Gillett
Player of the Match Jacob Millar No. 6 Mullumbimby
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Tries: George Aroyan Josh Alcorn Aaron Deihm James Chester
Goals: Mitch Lambert 1
Evans Head 16
Tries: Jack Whytes Brent Dries Les Roberts
Goals: Des Anderson 2
Player of the Match Glenn Abbott No. 10 Mullumbimby