Workers striker Vinny Leite scored in their 2-1 win over Alstonville in the Anzac Cup semi-final against Alstonville at Goonellabah.
Workers striker Vinny Leite scored in their 2-1 win over Alstonville in the Anzac Cup semi-final against Alstonville at Goonellabah. Marc Stapelberg

Workers book spot in final

LISMORE Workers held off a willing Alstonville 2-1 last night in the second semi-final of the Tursa Anzac Cup on neutral ground at Weston Park.

The Anzac Cup final will be played at Oakes Oval, Lismore, between Byron Bay Rams and Workers on Anzac Day.

A late goal from captain Joel Perkins for the young Villa side gave a glimmer of hope before match officials called a halt to proceedings.

Workers made the ideal start, scoring twice by exposing Villa on the flanks in the first five minutes.

Kurt Walker, from the right, was the provider for Wayne Mortimer to head home on two minutes.

Mortimer then delivered a telling blow, lobbing Villa's keeper Sam Kerry for striker Vinny Leite to take the score to 2-0.

Villa pressed forward trying to find a way to reduce Workers' lead and as the first half closed a searching corner from Danny Chatterton called the Workers custodian Simon Cleaver in to action, but his take of the ball held the young Villa outfit at bay.

The Rams accounted for Lismore Thistles 3-0 in the first semi-final at Nielson Park on March 25.



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