Sport

Coraki sneaks home late

Coraki’s Simon Brown prepares to drive the ball downfield against East Lismore at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah.
Coraki’s Simon Brown prepares to drive the ball downfield against East Lismore at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah. Marc Stapelberg

THREE late goals steered Coraki to a thrilling 5-4 win over East Lismore in their JH Williams Shield men's hockey match at the weekend.

East Lismore led 3-2 at the half-time break and extended their lead to 4-2 when Ryan Holding scored his second goal for the match early in the second term.

They appeared on track for victory, but with less than 20 minutes remaining their hopes were dashed when Coraki scored three goals in a five-minute frenzy to take the lead 5-4.

Mitch Scotcher, playing his first game of the season for Coraki, ignited the scoring frenzy when he slammed the ball into the back of the net with 19 minutes remaining on the clock.

Four minutes later Mitch Harley converted his second penalty corner of the match to level the scores.

One minute later Harley completed his hat-trick with a superb field goal.

East Lismore continued to search for the equaliser, but were unable to breach the Coraki defence.

Coraki opened the scoring in the first 10 minutes when Harley converted a penalty corner.

Just five minutes later Chris Clark slotted home a superb field goal to level the scores.

Coraki went 2-1 up when McGrath picked up a loose ball and scored with six minutes remaining in the opening term.

Easts levelled again two minutes later when Brad Hughes converted a penalty corner and when Holding converted a penalty stroke Easts led 3-2 at the break.

Harley, Scotcher, David Brown and Alex Powell were the standouts for Coraki while Holding, Brad Hughes and goalkeeper Cameron Horne impressed for East Lismore.

Meanwhile, an under-strength Star beat Kingscliff 2-0 in a sometimes fiery encounter at the weekend.

Without regulars Tom Vanataggiato, James Harmon, Matt Harmon and Matt Frost, Star struggled to counter the Kingscliff attack, but they held on in the first term to ensure a nil-all score line at the break.

Just five minutes after the resumption Star grabbed the lead when Mitch Carter swooped on a loose ball.

Sam McPherson then put Star ahead 2-0 when he picked up a top pass and beat three defenders to score.

With Jordan Wilson and Harvey Pritchard prominent, Kingscliff launched numerous attacking raids but they went unrewarded with Star hanging on for the win.

In the other match, Waratahs scored two late goals to beat Ballina 5-3.

Mark Anderson and Josh Garrett were among Ballina's best while Willis, Irby and Newell led the way for Waratahs.

Topics:  coraki, east lismore, men's hockey




How Jodie is staying strong and 'still battling each day'

Jodie McRae continues to fight each and every day, but reassures supporters that her charity will be in the good hands of chairman Jesse Smith when she passes.

She was given two days to live, but Jodie McRae's a fighter

Lennox Head shark barrier will be 'swim ready' this week

AN AERIAL perspective of the planned Lennox Head Seven Mile Beach shark barrier.

Project faces its biggest logistical challenge so far

Don't let confused priorities jeopardise rail trail: OPINION

RAIL TRAILERS: Secretary of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Group Inc, Peter Martin with his children Jackson and Leita at Bangalow Station.
Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News

Don't dally, the rail trail is too good an opportunity to let slip

Latest deals and offers

Britney Spears calls Carpool Karaoke appearance "awkward"

Britney Spears admits her Carpool Karaoke segment was "awkward"

Mariah Carey's sister Alison arrested for prostitution

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

VIDEO: What did Thor do during Captain America: Civil War?

Short explains why Thor wasn't in Civil War film.

Hilarious mockumentary features star of the film Chris Hemsworth

Meet Toowoomba's top exotic dancer

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: Exotic dancers (from left) Alice Morgan, Celeste and Frenchie are heading to the United States after competing in Miss Vault 2017.

Dancers vie for top spot at Toowoomba's only strip club

That's a wrap: Gympie Muster celebrates 35 years in style

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at the Muster Club on Sunday August 28 at the Gympie Muster.

Country music festival blessed with great weather and bumper crowds

Julia and Sasha top The Block's leaderboard

Julia and Sasha in their winning master en-suite in a scene from The Block.

FIRST room reveals of the season deliver mixed results.

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m