FIRSTS VICTORIOUS OVER BLAYNEY IN SEMI!
The Wombat first grade hung on to win their minor semi final against Blayney on Sunday at Jubilee by 29 – 20. Blayney called for uncontested scrums after 5 minutes and in doing so nullified Mudgee’s strongest weapon and allowed them to utilise their smaller quick forwards. Uncontested scrums in finals is something the Central West Committee could do well to look at in the future. With this and a lopsided penalty count, Blayney were able to stay in the match and while they never really looked like winning, gave the home side a scare towards the end when they scored a couple of good tries. The Mudgee lads once again showed good discipline in the face of adversity and deserve their place in next week’s preliminary final. They scored some outstanding tries and had three more called back for what were ruled forward passes. The Wombats now travel to Bathurst next Saturday to take on CSU in both grades for the right to play Narromine in the Grand Final the following week – Up the mighty Wombats!