Corakis veterans snatch a win over Star
Corakis Ben Moss, Trent Brown and Chris Chad Morgan might be getting long in the tooth but they proved more than a match for Northern Stars young guns on Saturday, leading their team to a 3-2 win.
Moss was particularly impressive, scoring twice for the Navy Blues, as he used his low centre of gravity and stick work to turn Stars defenders into pretzels. His 70th-minute goal sealed the match.
Brown scored to draw equal just before the halftime hooter.
Northern Star opened the scoring through James Harmon and Thomas Vantaggiato, to keep them in the lead for most of a bright first term. As the match wore on, Corakis veteran defender Morgan became an impenetrable barrier for the Star attack while Moss took advantage of the extra possession.
Alstonville provided the upset of the round, winning 3-2 over Ballina, thanks to an inspired performance by Alstonville keeper Todd Seymour. Seymour performed courageous and gymnastic acts to deny and demoralise the men in sky blue. Alstonvilles Troy Cooper, Chris Woolner and Josh Hanley all found the back of the net, while Ballinas Sam Davis and Mitchell Harley did miraculously to get by Seymour.
Amanda Moss and Sally Baldry guided Ballina home to a consummate 3-0 victory over Northern Star on Saturday, as the pair combined to completely dominate the midfield. The domination opened the way for Grace Hunter, Moss and Tina Welch to convert the pressure and field position into goals.
Leanne Albertinis return added starch to Stars defence, but Ballinas control of the midfield meant she, Erin McKenzie and Danielle Seiffert were busy at the back.
In the other match Janelle Pitman orchestrated a 2-1 victory for Easts over Alstonville, as the centre forwards speed and stick work provided plenty of go forward. Pitman and Charmaine McGrath scored for Easts, while young striker Marli Hope scored Alstonvilles lone goal.