Lismore Workers' defence of their Anzac Cup title is under threat after losing to the Thistles on Tuesday.
Lismore Workers' defence of their Anzac Cup title is under threat after losing to the Thistles on Tuesday. Cathy Adams

Thistles make it tough for Workers

LISMORE Workers' hopes for a successful defence of their Tursa Anzac Cup title are in jeopardy following a 3-0 home loss to an enthusiastic Lismore Thistles in FNC premier league soccer on Tuesday night.

The Redmen started well but Thistles weathered the storm and took a 1-0 lead to the break after a goal from Ryan Parmenter late in the first half.

The Blues were full of running and went on to have the better of the second half, with goals from Matt Armstrong and Adrian Turley capping an impressive performance.

"It was a great team effort, the boys worked hard for it and it'll do their confidence the world of good," Blues coach Paul Parmenter said.

Thistles have now won all three of their pool games to seal a berth in the semi-finals against Bangalow or Workers.

To reach the semis, Workers must now beat Italo Stars by a four-goal margin when they meet in the remaining pool game next Tuesday night.

In the other game on Tuesday night, Casino notched a 3-1 away win over Italo Stars and they will now meet Byron Bay in the semi-finals.

The Cobras made it three wins from three starts with goals to Dylan Clarke and Josh Rankin along with an own goal from Stars, whose solitary goal came from midfielder Lee Simpson.



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