VRL: Craigieburn Phoenix’s mud misery

JAMES Tomeo of Craigieburn Phoenix plays the ball out of the slosh at Hothlyn Reserve on Saturday.

Phoenix players were left muddied and heartbroken by a last-minute North West Wolves try in Victorian Rugby League.

The Phoenix could not close the gap on fourth-placed Altona Roosters in first grade after the 18-14 loss left its record 3-2-6 on Saturday night.

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