Moss shot decisive
BEN MOSS made no mistake in finishing off a penalty corner in the dying minutes to secure a 2-1 win for Coraki over East Lismore in Far North Coast A-grade men’s hockey on Saturday.
In even affair it was nil-all at half-time and overall there were three penalty corners apiece, with each side converting one.
Corey Thomas was at his best and went a long way to winning the match for Coraki with his defence.
He was awarded the three points by the umpires.
East Lismore may have had more chances than Coraki in the first half but failed to capitalise.
In the second half, Daniel Hughes scored off a penalty corner for Easts in the fourth minute before Zach Clark brought Coraki level two minutes later with a well-placed back-stick shot past goalkeeper Kelso.
Good goalkeeping and some luck with the woodwork prevented any further goals until Moss proved the difference.
Michael Broadbent (Easts) and Ben Ward (Coraki) picked up the other points from the umpires.
In the other game, Northern Star downed Ballina 5-0.
Thomas Vantaggiato made scoring look easy when he popped a ball over diving goalkeeper Danny Seymour to open Star’s account 10 min-utes into the game.
After a period dominated by Ballina, Matt Harmon scored Star’s second goal just two minutes before half-time.
Star were on top from the outset in the second half with Matt Harmon getting his second goal after six minutes.
It became 4-0 from another penalty corner a few minutes later and James Harmon completed the rout with 10 minutes to go.
Star had six penalty corners to none in the second half, which told the story.
Sam Davis tried hard for Ballina, as did Nathan Fryer and Lou Morgan.
Matt Harmon stood out for Star and he was well supported by brother James, Darryl Hughes and goalkeeper Aaron Head.