Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Kelly Triple Helps Floor Giants

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Kelly Triple Helps Floor Giants

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Byline: MITCHELL CRAIG Sports reporter

A HAT-TRICK of tries to Ballina five-eighth Brett Kelly signalled that the Seagulls might be an NRRRL premiership force again after a 38-12 victory over Mullumbimby at Les Donnelly Field, Mullumbimby yesterday.

The Giants were always going to struggle after Ballina jumped out to a 24-6 lead at half-time.

aWe're not the biggest team in the competition but we're fit and fast,a Seagulls coach Greg Barnes said.

aI'm not getting too excited yet and our second half was pretty poor.

aThey had all the ball in the second half but out goal-line defence was pretty good.a

He named prop Dean French, lock Alwyn Roberts and fullback Ben Robinson as his best.

Murwillumbah was at their clinical best in a 23-10 win over Byron Bay Red Devils at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah, yesterday.

aOur forwards laid the platform and we really rolled our sleeves up in the second half,a Murwillumbah coach Troy McLean said. …

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