Rovers? Renee bags quartet of goals
By MATT KELSO
RICHMOND Rovers and North Coast Football Academy midfielder Renee McIntosh went on a scoring rampage in the fourth round of Southern Cross Credit Union Women's Premier League soccer as Rovers crushed Ballina 9-1.
McIntosh was ably assisted by Val Dowse, Anna Gulliver, Whitney McNall and Renee Parker, who all joined her on the scoresheet.
For Ballina, Sam Smith and Emma Turner worked hard, with Turner picking up Ballina's consolation goal.
Italo Stars continued their winning ways with a 2-0 win over the improving Casino.
It was the Cobras' best result of the season with Tamara Casson leading by example and goalkeeper Belinda Willows having a fine game.
For Italo Stars, Katie Field and Kylie Tickle were outstanding, with Field and Vanessa Tyler grabbing the goals.
In the mid-table battle between Byron Bay and Goonellabah, the spoils were shared 1-all.
Amber Rawson scored early for the Bay but this lead was pegged back by 2004 Player of the Year Felicity Kerslake.
Competition leaders Lismore Workers were untroubled by Lennox Head, winning 3-0.
Goals from Abbey Moss and Renee Cowan were the difference.
Best for Lennox was Michelle McCaffery.
n In Round 6 of Southern Cross Credit Union Women's Premier League, Byron Bay should return to the winner's circle when they meet Lennox Head; Stars will expect a tough battle against Rovers, as will Ballina when they travel to Workers.
Ballina and Workers will back up on Sunday to play Goonellabah and Casino respectively, so an upset could be on the cards.