Byron Bay closes the gap



BYRON BAY Vixens completed a busy weekend in the Southern Cross Credit Union Women's Premier League on a huge high, taking maximum points from their two games and moving to equal top of the ladder.

Friday night proved to be another goal-fest for the Vixens as they defeated Tumbulgum Rangers 8-0, including a four-goal haul to midfielder Rose Argent and two to Cory Johnstone.

Rangers goalkeeper Laura Reynolds did a great job in trying to stem the tide.

The tireless running and distribution of Byron's pint-sized Christy Hopley played a big part in the win, as did the finishing of Argent and Johnstone.

Backing up on Sunday, Byron had a more difficult task in a 1-0 win over an improving Workers, who had managed to take a point off runaway leaders Lennox Head in their Friday night encounter with a nil-all draw.

Hopley was again the difference between the teams, popping up to score the winner against the tiring Workers girls. Best for Workers was Jess Davidson, while Hopley and Sophie Butler were strong for Byron.

Workers' Friday night match-up against Lennox Head proved to be one of the games of the season with both sides pushing to get a result.

Open attacking football entertained the crowd but neither side could breakthrough.

Best for Lennox were Amanda Brett and Martene Wallace, while Gypsy Hechtl of Workers had an outstanding game.

In the other fixture, Richmond Rovers consigned Burringbar to the bottom of the league with an excellent 3-1 win.

Goals to Tamika Morrissey, Rosanne Bartlett and Richelle Freys gave Rovers their first win, proving that their form of the previous weekend was not a one-off.

Best for Burringbar: Kelsie Clark and Morgan Lowe.



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