Wests Mitchelton walk finals tightrope

AN exhilarating tightrope walk to the finals stands before Wests Mitchelton rugby league club, set to host an Old Boys reunion this Saturday.


Reigning premiers in Northside 2 division, the Panthers have had a nail-biting season since being promoted to Northside 1, with all but three games decided by less than a converted try.


Their latest result a 16-all draw with Brothers means fourth-placed Mitchy can ill afford a slip in their remaining two fixture games against North Lakes and Dayboro.


The Panthers shot themselves in the foot against the Brethren, leading 16-8 with 10 minutes remaining before conceding a converted try and a penalty in front.





Earlier in the match centre Jackson Hooper shone, scoring a 95m intercept try, with further tries from forward James Bannerman and fullback Nick Kisi.


As the tight Northside 1 ladder stands, Valleys leads on 23 points, with Natives (22), Dayboro (21) and Mitchelton (20) rounding out the top four.

However Brothers (19pts) and Albany Creek-based Christian Lions (17pts) are waiting to pounce.


The Panthers expect to have a bumper crowd this weekend at Frank Lind Oval, with the club hosting a reunion for all former players, officials and supporters.


Proceedings begin with Mitchys second-placed Northside 3 team taking on Banyo at 1.30pm and then the big Northside 1 clash against North Lakes at 3pm.


For information on Old Boys days contact Robert Burgin on 0448 410 364.