Sisters shine as Workers defeat Thistles
IT WAS a sister act from Elsa and Serena Mangan that highlighted a resounding 7-1 win for Lismore Workers against Lismore Thistles in the latest round of the Far North Coast Ladies Premier Division soccer.
Serena opened the scoring early when her powerful cross deflected off a Thistles defender to give the home team a 1-0 lead.
Only minutes later Workers doubled their advantage through Mangan who finished a flowing move started halfway by defender Shannon Collis .
Emily Farrington added a brilliant third after exchanging passes with the skilful Elke Jansen before two unstoppable shots from the outstanding Elsa Mangan either side of half-time gave Workers an unassailable 5-0 lead.
Thistles Britt Hargreaves had an excellent game and she gave Thistles fans something to cheer when her low shot made the score 5-1.
But two late goals from Workers' Madi Fiedler were just reward for her great contribution and made the final score 7-1.
Best for Workers were the Mangan sisters, tireless midfielder Farrington and defender Hannah Sanders.
Elsa in particular was a handful all over the park with powerful running and an intelligent passing game.
Thistles' best were Hargreaves, livewire Mahalia Bon and goalkeeper Laura Wallwork.
In other games, Alstonville beat Lennox Head 5-0 on Friday night before backing up for a nil-all draw on Sunday against Thistles.
Lennox Head also had to back up with a second game on Sunday going down 4-2 to leaders Bangalow.
The impressive Hollie Jarrett scored twice for Bangalow while Jade Bianchetti and Georgia Johnson scored one each.
Lennox Head's goals came courtesy of Monique Zerk and Nikki Clough.
Best for Bangalow were defenders Tanika Hand and Laura Small.
Despite the loss Lennox coach Mick Smith praised the brilliant saves of keeper Annaleise Smith as highlighting a great team performance.
Having stepped up to the top grade from Third Division the Lennox women are a work in progress and are winning fans through their skill and positive attitude.