Lennox Sharks take 3-2 home win over Alstonville
LENNOX Head has proven it has the credentials to be a genuine semi-final contender with a 3-2 home win over third-placed Alstonville on Tuesday night in FNC premier league soccer.
A fast-paced first half ended goal-less before Villa's in-form striker Jake Arthur gave them the lead with a headed goal not long after the restart.
But the Sharks showed the depth of their scoring potential by responding with three goals in just 11 minutes.
Luke Wakefield drilled a 30m shot for the equaliser then Gus McDonnell and Kyle Kingston also found the back of the net.
Villa set up a tense finish with a second goal from Arthur, but the Sharks held on for a win that gives them a share of fifth place with Lismore Thistles.
Sharks coach Troy Taylor praised Joel Rudgley for another strong performance since being moved into a central defensive role, with Kyle Kingston and Zeke Hodges also standing out.
"We went into the game looking to prove ourselves worthy contenders and we've done it," Taylor said.
Villa coach Mark Ambler described it as "a competitive game" but conceded there were some tired legs near the end after a recent heavy schedule.
Byron Bay 22
Richmond Rovers 19
Lismore Workers 16
Lismore Thistles 13
Lennox Head 13