Hornets face a nervous wait

By Mark Robinson

Goonellabah will have a nervous wait until Sunday night to find out if their 3-1 win over Richmond Rovers is enough to see them through to the semi-finals of Soccer Far North Coast's Anzac Cup .

The Hornets downed the defending minor premiers at Weston Park on Wednesday night, but still need results in the three final pool games on Sunday to go their way.

Goonellabah led 2-0 by half-time thanks to a fine solo burst and neat side-foot finish from Ben Andrews and a penalty from Matthew Olley.

Andrews extended the Hornets' lead to 3-0 midway through the second half, before a late consolation goal for Rovers from Arron Smee.

The pace and teamwork of Goonellabah's young squad stamp them as a side to watch this season in their return to the top flight.

One match will be played tonight, with Casino hosting Lismore Thistles at Colley Park from 8pm.

Neither side can make the semis after losing two from two, leaving both hungry to register their first win.



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