Rovers lazy dominance
Despite the home ground advantage, Goonellabah went down to Workers 1-nil in the womens first division last Sunday. Although possession was even, Workers were the only team to manage some shots on goal during a scoreless first half. Goonellabahs goal keeper Jackie Luethi performed brilliantly throughout to see off Workers midfielders Sheree Coborough and Abbey Moss. Workers dominated play in the second half and their hard work finally paid off when striker Jenna Gollan produced a magnificent late goal to give the Redwomen all three points.
Despite playing possibly their worst game of the year, Rovers came away with a 4-nil win against Ballina at home on Sunday. Even a lacklustre Rovers is a match for any side in the competition and they still laid on four goals two apiece to Marty Edwards and striker Renee Parker. Rovers were lacking in match practise but they will get plenty of that in the next few weeks with several catch up games to be played.
The Alstonville girls gave their best in a 4-nil loss against Byron Bay. The redsoilers dominating much of the play but could not translate that domination into goals. Meanwhile, Byron struggled to find consistency in their play but were much more decisive around the goals, which proved the difference. At half time Byron had one goal apiece to striker Rose Argent and Christie Hopley.
In the second half Alstonville looked like making a comeback, but then Byrons Rachel Goodman got the goal posts in her sights and scored two more. Tanika Hand, coming back after sickness, was up to her spectacular best for Byron.