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Womens soccer

Last Wednesday at Mullumbimby the Goonellabah Hornets knocked off Byron Bay 2-1.

The Hornets found their feet first in the match and soon began to dominate, playing with total conviction and a greater understanding. Felicity Kerslake opened the scoring with a close range, tight angle shot.

After the break Byron Bay recovered quickly with Rose Argent forcing a penalty which Chloe Dunsmore duly converted. However, the Hornets commitment paid dividends as Kerslake sealed the win with a powerful strike from just outside the 18 yard box.

On Friday Goonellabah continued their campaign with a 5-1 win over Alstonville at Weston Park.

The Hornets Alison Bell opened the scoring with an excellently placed ball and the scored stayed at 2-nil after Felicity Kerslake opened her account with a brilliantly struck shot.

Just before half time, Thaya Evenden scored with a sweet shot from a free-kick 20m out, leaving Villas keeper with no chance.

In the second half Alstonville began to find their feet and scored after Jessica Wolfe pounced on a loose ball. The Hornets responded with goals to Simone Young and another to Kerslake.Meanwhile,

Byrons form slump continued when they took on Ballina and came away with a 1-all draw. In a seesawing match Byrons centre midfield Chloe Dunsmore put in a great cross to Byrons striker Rachel Goodman, who put the goal away, and Ballina responded in kind just before the break.

(Teams are requested to send their reports to Michelle Argent at before Monday midday to receive coverage.)

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