Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Team Facing Unknown Challenger

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Team Facing Unknown Challenger

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A CHRISTMAS trip to Cootamundra is on the cards for tomorrow's Country Plate semi-final at Harwood Oval.

Lower Clarence will host Inverell from 10am on home soil, with the winner off to the South West Slopes as one of the final four teams in the statewide competition.

They will have to ward off the elements as well to progress, with their qualification to this stage only guaranteed when their game at Gloucester was washed out.

Lower Clarence's Luke Many said the weather should not be a problem for the side, and was instead focused on earning their spot.

"I've had a bit of a look at the forecast and we should be right," Many said.

"Gloucester had a lot of rain in the lead-up and their grounds ended up flooded.

"If it rains, the away team goes through. We can't do much about it. If we do get a lot of rain then we'll make an early call.

"We won't make them go for a four hour bus trip."

Inverell are an unknown challenge for the Lower Clarence team, with only veteran Tim McMahon having previous experience against the team. …

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