Seahorses canter in the sunshine

Right: Sally Baldry put in a sparkling performance at left inner for Ballina as the seasiders looked the goods in the opening salvos of season 2008.

All clubs found it hard to put their top team on the paddock in the opening round of the womens pre-season competition at Hepburn Park in Goonellabah on Saturday. In fact, Alstonville was unable to put any team at all on the field, while Ballinas coach Steve Hunter was happily surprised to have a full contingent of players.

Ballina recruit Amanda Moss scored in both their games, helping Ballina to 2-0 wins over Northern Star and perennial champions Glee.

In the other match East Lismore kept a better shape to overcome Glee 2-0. Easts new keeper Kim Gerrand turned in a classy show in the pads, while the return of bustling centre forward Janelle Pitman gave Easts a target up front and a winning edge.


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