Ballina, Byron claim 4-2 wins

A HAT-TRICK from Ballina midfielder Cerys Hawkins highlighted the Seahorses’ 4-2 home win over a depleted Pottsville in Football FNC’s Tursa Anzac Cup soccer yesterday.

After starting with two draws, Ballina had to win their last pool game to keep alive hopes of playing in the Cup semis and Hawkins provided the inspiration with three well-taken goals.

New signing Andrew Lundie got the ball rolling with their first goal and while Hawkins was the seasiders’ standout, Jake O’Grady was strong in midfield and new goalkeeper Chris Jones impressed on debut.

Byron Bay also kept its Cup semi-final hopes alive in its final pool match with a 4-2 home win, downing a rusty looking Goonellabah having their first run.

Two games have been added to the long list of catch-up games after the weekend, with Stars’ match against Alstonville and Thistles’ clash with Lismore Workers washed out.

One catch-up game will be played tomorrow night, with Goonellabah backing up from yesterday to host Thistles.



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