Rams draw first blood
DESPITE squandering numerous chances on goal, Byron Bay still did enough to come away with a 2-0 win over local rivals Bangalow on the Bluedogs home turf on Saturday.
Jordy Campbell scored both goals for the Rams, but could have scored several more with better touch in front of goals.
But Campbell was not the only player wasting scoring opportunities, with Byron creating a litany of untaken chances.
While the game never rose to any great heights and lacked the usual intensity of their local derbies, Byron were clearly the better side while Bangalow showed little to suggest that they will be other than a relegation candidates this season.
Adding to the Bluedogs’ woes, they lost striker Brett Hoskins, defender Ricky Small and ’keeper Nathan Phelps to injury during the match and with limited depth, face a long, hard season ahead.