LIVE COVERAGE: 2014 Mid-North Coast Rugby and Group 3 League finals

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First grade

Golden point: It's all over: And it's the Mustangs who are the 2014 Group 3 champions with Anthony Cowan landing the winning field goal in the 87th minute. And let the celebrations begin.

Golden point: That's the end of the first stanza of extra time golden point. Both teams are out on their respective feet. But a winner must be found. The Blues will kick off in the second stanza. 

Golden point: Aaron Ison's long range field goal attempt hits the crossbar while Anthony Cowan's attempt at the other end of the field just sails past the upright. Scores still level.

4.45pm: It's full time and its locked up at 24-24. The grand final will now go to golden point. It is a cracking contest between two very good rugby league teams.

4.37pm: With five minutes remaining a Wauchope Blues try has been disallowed - and, guess what, the crowd don't agree!!

4.35pm: Mustangs score a try via Steve Walker and Anthony Cowan converts to leave the scores locked up at 24-24. This will be a cracking finish ... with Wauchope on the attack immediately after kicking the restart over the sideline for a scrum feed.

4.27pm: Blues halfback Aaron Ison has put his side in front with a converted try - 24-18 to the Blues with 15 minutes remaining.

4.18pm: The scores are locked up at 18-18 with just 20 minutes remaining in the first grade clash. Both sides are throwing everything into the contest searching for the knockout blow.

3.43pm: The Mustangs lead the first grade decider 16-14 with 5 minutes remaining in the first half. A converted try to Mal Webster pushed the Macleay Valley side to the front after the Blues had posted tries via Beau White and Nick McCabe.

The first grade grand final is between the Wauchope Blues and the Macleay Valley Mustangs.

The Blues jumped to an early 4-0 lead thanks to a try from winger Rueban Trick. That was while the Mustangs had a player in the sin bin for 10 minutes.

Reserve grade

TECHNICAL difficulties have meant that our live twitter feed is not operating. A score update from the reserve grade clash between the Sharks and Breakers: Breakers have just drawn level at 28-all with just three minutes remaining in the contest.

It's all over in the reserve grade grand final with the Breakers' halfback Jason Turner slotting a field goal from 35 metres out to win the decider for his team. That's after the Breakers scored a converted try five minutes from time. Turner feigned to his left before belting over the winner ... what a contest.

Sunday, 12.55pm: Port Sharks are closing in on victory here. It's 13-6 with four minutes left.

Sunday, 12.35pm: Less than 20 minutes to go in the under 18.5s, and the Sharks are in front 12-6. Blues crossed the line minutes ago and kicked the goal. It's getting interesting.  

Sunday, 12.10pm: The league tag result almost mirror imaged last year's score, but in reverse, when Forster triumphed 18-4 over the Blues. The Port Sharks lead 12-0 in under 18s. Almost halftime at Lank Bain.

Sunday, midday: Attention turns to rugby league today, and one game of grand final action has been completed at Wauchope's Lank Bain Complex. Wauchope Blues took victory in the women's league tag, 16-4, over Forster Tuncurry. The under 18s is on at the moment, with Port Sharks taking on the Blues. More to come. Don't forget to get involved using #pmfooty14 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Saturday, 6pm: The Hastings Valley Vikings have taken first blood of the weekend, winning the Mid North Coast Rugby grand final over Port Macquarie Pirates. The Vikings were too good at Oxley Oval to the tune of 29-15. Vikings and Pirates also had wins in the lower grades.

IT will be a big weekend as teams across both rugby union and rugby league codes go head to head in the final showdown for the season on the Mid-North Coast.

Teams from Port Macquarie and Wauchope will bunker down on Saturday for the Mid-North Coast Rugby finals and Sunday's Group 3 League finals in a battle to claim victory for the 2014 season.

Live coverage of all matches will feed into our social media blog below and galleries of all the action will go live over the weekend.

Join the conversation and share your photos and sideline commentary by using the hashtag #pmfooty14 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Saturday, September 13 at Oxley Oval, Port Macquarie

Gates open: 9am

10.20am - under 16s

11.45 - under 18s

1.10pm - reserve grade

3pm - first grade Pirates vs Vikings


Sunday, September 14 at Lank Bain Park, Wauchope

10.30am - league tag - Wauchope Blues v Forster Tuncurry

11.45am - under 18s - Port Macquarie Sharks v Wauchope Blues

1.10pm - reserve grade - Port Macquarie Sharks v Port City Breakers

3pm - first grade - Wauchope Blues v Macleay Valley Mustangs


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