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Locals faired badly in the JH Williams Premier Hockey competition over the weekend as the Waratahs defeated Ballina 2-nil, Glee came unstuck against the Redbacks 1-nil and Labrador smashed Northern Star 4-nil.

In the Glee match the locals found themselves bustled off the ball by an enthusiastic and aggressive Redback team. The green machine broke down under the pressure, hurrying their passes and losing their way in attack.

Alicia Harvey scored Redbacks goal from a penalty corner with her hit deflecting off goal keeper Raechel Alback and the upright before finding the back of the net for the visitors to take the win.

Meanwhile, the powerful Waratahs unit did not have it all their own way when they played Ballina, with Ashley Allen producing an outstanding game in goals for the sky blue. However, as the game opened up late in both halves, the Waratahs showed why theyre a powerhouse in the womens competition, fashioning two quality goals.

Labrador, the competition leaders, made their first visit to Lismore on Saturday and outplayed a much improved Northern Star to win 4-nil.

Kandice Oliver scored the opening goal for Labrador from a penalty corner rebound and this was followed by a goal to Denette Dorran early in the second half. Their third goal was scored shortly afterwards by Jenna Wilson and the fourth was a direct hit from a penalty corner by Jackie Turner.

This Saturday on Hepburn Park Glee face Kingscliff at 2.55pm and Ballina play Casuarina at 5.45pm. On Sunday Northern Star play Griffith on the Gold Coast and East Lismore play the Waratahs in Murwillumbah.


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