MURWILLUMBAH Mustangs took down the Casino RSM Cougars on Sunday, 32-20.
The Mustangs got out of the blocks with an early try, but the home team responded with a Matty Roberts four-pointer after a well-judged kick from Roy Bell.
Then some poor mid field defence by the Cougars saw the visitors gain easy metres and skip away to a 20-4 half-time lead.
Things were looking very ominous for the Maroon and Whites when Murwillumbah scored two quick converted tries in the second stanza, but when Anthony Robinson ran all the way from an intercept, followed by two hard-earned tries to Harold Torrens and Garry Roberts, the boys were back in the hunt.
The Mustangs were doing it tough, but slowed the play down enough over the final stages to earn the victory. I’m sure the mighty Cougars will be looking forward to the return clash in the second round.