Bianchetti shows she is all class
FOUR goals from brilliant striker Jade Bianchetti ensured Bangalow maintained its unbeaten start to the 2014 Far North Coast Ladies Premier Division season on Sunday.
Playing in front of their home fans Bangalow overcame a spirited Lismore Workers side 7-2 to come home strongly and maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Bangalow started the game warm favourites with an impressive lineup led by the live wire Bianchetti and only a great save from Workers keeper Sammy -Jo Johnson denied Bangalow an early opener when she turned a blistering free kick from Rose Argent around her post.
However Workers were unable to clear the ensuing corner and Bianchetti took advantage beating a number of defenders before crossing back for Georgina Johnson to slot home the opening goal.
Midway through the half a Bangalow cross found Bianchetti at the far post.
Her skilful volley gave the home side the lead 2-1.
Bangalow extended their lead late in the half when another powerful long-range free kick from Argent found the net and sent the sides to the break with Bangalow holding a 3-1 advantage.
After the break Workers continued to frustrate Bangalow with Riley Hore and Hannah Saunders in the centre of the Workers defence turning back many attacking raids.
However midway through the half two quick Bangalow goals firstly from Bianchetti then a far post volley from Molly Parker put the game beyond doubt.
Workers never gave up and an Elsa Mangan penalty narrowed the margin but two further goals from Bianchetti gave her four and Bangalow another impressive win.
Despite the loss, Worker coach Luke McWaide was pleased with the efforts of his young side, particularly Serena and Elsa Mangan and winger Elke Jansen.
Bangalow coach Paul Hanigan was also pleased with his side, singling out Georgia Johnson and Molly Parker for special praise and of course Bianchetti, who was all class.
Lennox Head's scheduled home game against Lismore Thistles was called off due to wet weather and Alstonville had the bye.