Easts unable to repeat
EAST Lismore belted Ballina 9-1 in their midweek FNC hockey match while Coraki defeated Star 3-0.
Star continued their win streak on Saturday, upstaging Ballina 5-1 while East Lismore went down to United 2-1 and Coraki demolished Redbacks 12-1.
Star was wounded after their 3-0 loss to Coraki on Wednesday night and their match against Ballina was close early.
Star scored and Ballina equalised and at the 25th minute it was 1-1 but at half-time it was 4-1 to Star.
Josh Garrett and Tony Porter again were outstanding for Ballina.
Coraki is in incredible form; in two games they have scored 15 goals to one against and defeated the premiers in fine style. Coraki led 5-0 at half-time and then won the second half 7-1.
Aaron Scurr scored three goals and was Coraki’s best player. Ben Moss made his return to the top grade and added to an already formidable outfit.
East Lismore could not repeat their Wednesday night form when they easily accounted for Ballina 9-1 and on Saturday lost to Murwillumbah United 2-1.
It was a close game and the hosts only sealed the win in the closing stages of the match.
Easts earn rewards
In Lismore, Easts played disciplined hockey from the opening whistle to down Kingscliff 4-0.
Easts were rewarded for their controlled approach after five minutes when Sophie Rodda converted a penalty corner. A red hot Janelle Pitman netted a great solo run 10 minutes later.
Pitman put the hosts further in front when she netted her second goal three minutes before half-time.
Rodda put the game beyond doubt with sweet penalty corner conversion.
In the first of the games at Murwillumbah, Ballina lost to Waratahs 2-0.
Waratahs scored both their goals in the first half. Ballina came out stronger in the second half, with good ball movement and tighter defence. Michelle Anderson picked up the players award, with Emily Hunter working tirelessly.
In the next game Glee and Mullumbimby battled out a scoreless draw.
Glee played the first 15 minutes with 10 players and managed to hold Mullum until their full contingent arrived.
Glee ’keeper Sarah Wykes and her Mullumbimby counterpart picked up the game awards.
In the final game Star was beaten convincingly by Casuarina 8-1.