Battle of Goonellabah looms

SOFTBALL: In the lead-up to the Christmas break, the Open Mixed Far North Coast softball competition will see the two Goonellabah teams – CCs and Meteors – battle it out for points.

With just two points separating the teams on the point score ladder, the game at 8pm tonight will be hard-fought.

Goonellabah CCs’ young guns Tony Cowan and Michael Claydon have been impressive with the bat, and they will looking to cause havoc in the field with big hits and lightning-fast runs around the bases.

Kelly Ingram has a very safe glove at shortstop and she combines well with Rod Cowan at first to shut down the batters.

While Meteors’ father-son combination of Mark and Jono Grace will lead the attack with the bat, they will keep outfielders Luke Dunbar and Tony Cowan on their toes, while Suellen Pursche and Kimm Giacobetti will work hard in the infield to stay in this one.

There will be no room for error this game will go down to the wire.

In the 18s, Workers Mighty Ducks have streaked ahead of all the other teams and will come up against Dodger Colts tonight at 6.30pm. Shannon Pool and Carlie Walker are the main drawcards for the Ducks while Andrew Kelly and Brendan Wallace will work hard in the field to get on top of the unbeaten Mighty Ducks in what promises to be a tough one.

In the 15s at 5pm Dodgers Braves and Dodger Bandits should be a close one and the other game Casino Bluejays might be a tough one for the improving Workers Crows.

In the 13s at 6.30pm Dodger Mustang look like the team to beat, sitting on top of the ladder and this week they will come up against the very young Bryon Hotshots.

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