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Mixed fortunes in the rain

DAVID BROWN may have missed out on his regular soccer game because of rain but his availability for A-grade hockey proved a boon for Coraki as he scored two of their three goals in their comprehensive win over East Lismore on Saturday.

Fellow reserve grader Jason Conte's goal maintains his regular contribution to the A-grade scoreboard.

While there was some suggestion that Coraki were going to struggle in A-grade this year, two wins and a draw from three games tells a totally different story.

Ben Moss's return after a two-year layoff shows that he has lost little of the superb skills and impact on the game adding another dimension to Coraki's game.

East Lismore certainly had their chances early with Jay Wotherspoon, Simon Mackney and Raymond Rodda all finding space to pressure the Coraki goal. However, Coraki goalkeeper Peter Ryan is in exceptional form and closed down Easts opportunities.

Easts' keeper Luke Kelso worked overtime to negate Coraki's chances with great assistance from Matt Currie.

The frustration from their failure to convert in attack, however, upset Easts balance in defence thus creating more pressure which Coraki exploited.

Recent Australian Surf life saving title competitor Kim Chappell made the most of the swampy conditions to score in each half to help Glee to a 5-0 win over Northern Star.

Glee's star performers Nicole Danvers, Cassie Douglas and Nicole Munns all converted scoring opportunities to extend their team's dominance over Northern Star.

Missing captain and chief organiser, Leanne Albertini, Star struggled to maintain their defensive pattern allowing Glee to seize their opportunities.

Star goalkeeper Erin McKenzie got through a power of defensive work closing down most of Glee's first chance opportunities from the field and the initial set plays but Glee's persistence became too much for Star's defence.

Jess Vantaggiato and Amanda West made the most of Stars' limited opportunities in attack. Kara Wykes outstanding off-the-line defence regularly negated Stars' best scoring opportunities.


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