Matt Bermingham, of Lismore City, kicking the ball during a game against Lennox Head at Williams Reserve in 2010.
Matt Bermingham, of Lismore City, kicking the ball during a game against Lennox Head at Williams Reserve in 2010. Jay Cronan

Lismore City plans to end season on a winning note

LISMORE City will aim for its 10th consecutive win in the penultimate round of the Far North Coast Rugby Union competition on Saturday.

City should seal the minor premiership and earn a home semi-final set down for August 31.

They had another impressive win with a 26-19 effort against Bangalow at Schultz Oval, Bangalow at the weekend.

Depth has been a key ingredient for the Greens this season.

They were forced to do a reshuffle when they lost two key signings before the first game of the season. Five-eighth Dudley Parsons and prop Geraint Weaver were new to the club from overseas and ended up in Newcastle after impressing at the New South Wales Country Championships in March.

Lismore has only lost two games this season, the last on May 11 against the Ballina Seahorses.

Wollongbar-Alstonville, Byron Bay and Lennox Head should make the semi-finals with Ballina still a chance at fifth but relying on other results.

Wollongbar has been the most improved team during the second half of the season and hasn't lost to any teams outside the top four.

They only lost to City by a late try in the final play of the game last month.

The Pioneers have a bye this week and will finish the season with a home game against Ballina.

Lismore is at home against Byron Bay at Lismore Rugby Park on Saturday.

Ballina will host the Southern Cross University Gold Rats at Quays Reserve, Ballina.

And Grafton take on the Casino Bulls at Grafton Rugby Park.

 

LADDER

Lismore 62

Wollongbar-Alstonville 57

Byron Bay 47

Lennox Head 46

Ballina 37

Bangalow 33

Grafton 23

SCU 7

Casino 7



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