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Nelson Bays Close to Victory

Only two points-the conversion of the only try Wellington scored-separated Nelson Bays from a very honorable draw when the two teams met in Trafalgar Park's mud bath two weeks ago. Wellington (the A team) won by 11 points (a goal from a try and two penalties) to 9 (two tries and a penalty goal). There were periods during the game when Wellington applied relentless pressure and it seemed that Nelson Bays must crack. But they didn't. The mud was a great leveller and in the last 15 minutes the home side pushed home attack after attack. A tremendous effort in conditions everyone (and especially the groundsman) will want to forget. Above - Local halfback G. Townsend (who played a tremendous game) is over-run by a completely unidentifiable Wellington forward.


They say mud is good for the complexion - in that case these boys are going to be raving beauties!


Terry Mitchell is recognisable here, but few others were


Pity referee Roy Macey trying to work out which colour is black