Star pressure too much for Coraki

By JIM CHALLENOR

NORTHERN Star maintained pressure scoring four goals in the last 14 minutes to outclass Coraki 4-0.

Coraki's loss of Jason Powell mid-way through the first half left the navy-blues short, putting extra pressure on the defence. While Coraki lost, they still showed plenty of character holding the determined Star outfit goal-less for most of the game.

Bob Barrett, Thomas Vantaggiato and Brad Hassett were commanding mid-field generals giving Star the high ground. However Coraki's defence led by Peter Ryan, Chad Morgan, Cory Thomas and Brady Battese maintained exceptional control for most of the game.

Adrian McGrath, David Bodley and Peter Duncan stood out with limited chances for Coraki.

It was only when Morgan moved forward in support of Coraki's counter attack late in the game when the openings came for Star. Goal scorers for Star included Ashley Waring (56min FG), Mark Albertini (61min FG), Vantaggiato (67min FG) and Phil Hancock (68min FG).

The return of Thomas Vantaggiato and Daryl Hughes added extra oomph to Star's drive this week and the squad will likely step up again when their other players return.

In yesterday's match Alstonville and Ballina played out an exciting and fast paced 3-3 draw after the redsoilers held a surprising 3-1 advantage at half time.

Like the unveiling of many a modern vehicle, Alstonville were positively resplendent with their new line-up. And their performance drew plenty of upbeat attention on and off the field.

Troy Cooper (7min FG), Steve Law (19min PC) and Ben Clifford (25min PC) wasted little time capitalising on opportunities to score. Lachlan McKendrick gave a compelling performance in the midfield with great support from Dwayne White, Able Woodley and Daniel Lidbetter.

Daniel Riley (15min FG) was simply outstanding opening Ballina's scoring, and Riley did everything to assist the seasiders to overcome the deficit.

Wayne and Tony Porter, Jake Baldry, Sam Davis were the standouts for Ballina. The return of Brett Crawford into the defence will have opposition attacks wary.

Goals to Ballina's Tony Porter (57min FG) and Tony Meldrum (68min FG) evened the ledger.Star pressure too much for Coraki

NORTHERN Star maintained pressure scoring four goals in the last 14 minutes to outclass Coraki 4-0.

Coraki's loss of Jason Powell mid-way through the first half left the navy-blues short, putting extra pressure on the defence. While Coraki lost, they still showed plenty of character holding the determined Star outfit goal-less for most of the game.

Bob Barrett, Thomas Vantaggiato and Brad Hassett were commanding mid-field generals giving Star the high ground. However Coraki's defence led by Peter Ryan, Chad Morgan, Cory Thomas and Brady Battese maintained exceptional control for most of the game.

Adrian McGrath, David Bodley and Peter Duncan stood out with limited chances for Coraki.

It was only when Morgan moved forward in support of Coraki's counter attack late in the game when the openings came for Star. Goal scorers for Star included Ashley Waring (56min FG), Mark Albertini (61min FG), Vantaggiato (67min FG) and Phil Hancock (68min FG).

The return of Thomas Vantaggiato and Daryl Hughes added extra oomph to Star's drive this week and the squad will likely step up again when their other players return.

In yesterday's match Alstonville and Ballina played out an exciting and fast paced 3-3 draw after the redsoilers held a surprising 3-1 advantage at half time.

Like the unveiling of many a modern vehicle, Alstonville were positively resplendent with their new line-up. And their performance drew plenty of upbeat attention on and off the field.

Troy Cooper (7min FG), Steve Law (19min PC) and Ben Clifford (25min PC) wasted little time capitalising on opportunities to score. Lachlan McKendrick gave a compelling performance in the midfield with great support from Dwayne White, Able Woodley and Daniel Lidbetter.

Daniel Riley (15min FG) was simply outstanding opening Ballina's scoring, and Riley did everything to assist the seasiders to overcome the deficit.

Wayne and Tony Porter, Jake Baldry, Sam Davis were the standouts for Ballina. The return of Brett Crawford into the defence will have opposition attacks wary.

Goals to Ballina's Tony Porter (57min FG) and Tony Meldrum (68min FG) evened the ledger.



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