Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell (centre) with Richmond Rovers founder Bill Harris (right) and club president Matthew McNamara (left) during the formal opening of the returfed Bill Harris Field at East Lismore on Saturday.
Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell (centre) with Richmond Rovers founder Bill Harris (right) and club president Matthew McNamara (left) during the formal opening of the returfed Bill Harris Field at East Lismore on Saturday. MARC STAPELBERG

Rovers roll out the big guns

RICHMOND Rovers celebrated the formal opening of their resurfaced field at Nielson Park with an entertaining 3-0 win over Lismore Workers in the only match not to be washed out on Saturday in Football FNC premier league soccer.

Both sides played well on the new surface and created their fair share of chances on goal – the difference was the ability of Rovers strikers Tim Sheridan and Jonathan See to find the net.

Workers’ best chances came in the first half but some fine saves from Rovers goalkeeper Andrew Marshall kept them out before the premiers ran away with the game after the break.

Rovers’ opening goal came from a 30-metre drive from Jonathan See that proved too hot for Workers ’keeper Gavin Tinning, before Sheridan used his bulk to barge through the Workers defence and virtually walk the ball into the net for their second goal.

See put the icing on Rovers’ opening day cake with a goal from the final touch of the game, sealing their third straight win and third clean sheet.

The important result lifts Rovers into second place, three points behind Goonellabah, which has the chance to increase the margin when they play Thistles tomorrow night.



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