East Lismore fight back to earn draw with undefeated Glee
EAST Lismore came back well to hold undefeated Glee to a 2-all draw in Far North Coast A-grade women's hockey on Saturday.
In the other game at Hepburn Park, Goonellabah, Northern Star also finished strongly to defeat Ballina 2-1.
East Lismore were the first to go on attack but good goalkeeping by Julie McFad- den prevented them scoring.
Both teams worked hard to put the ball into the circle but found the opposition marking closely.
Noela Wyatt, Easts' reserve grade 'keeper, stepped up and did well against a barrage of Glee attack.
Alice Bradford scored Glee's first goal midway through the first half and Nic Danvers added the second.
In the second half, Easts worked a penalty corner but the scoring shot was deemed too high.
But they were rewarded for continuing to attack when Karlea Healy scored a beautiful individual goal and Kate Collins found the net with a direct shot from the top of the circle.
Star went into their game as the only team without competition points but a determined Ballina fought for possession and shut down the scoring chances.
Leanne Albertini and Kate Marshall defended well for Star and at the other end Ballina looked to Vicki Morgan, Alison Daniel and Kate Whiting to break up any attacking moves.
Just before half-time break Tracey Makings netted from a Shania McLean cross to open the scoring for Star.
Makings was involved in Star's second goal when she sent a pass from Abby Vantaggiato to Tiana Clark to score.
Ballina came back with a goal late in the game but it was not enough.