Lismore Workers captain Anthony Alvos and Goonellabah Hornets captain Paul Pomroy with the Corey New Cup.
Lismore Workers captain Anthony Alvos and Goonellabah Hornets captain Paul Pomroy with the Corey New Cup.

Hornets take Corey New Cup, again

A depleted Goonellabah has maintained its unbeaten record in the fourth annual Corey New Cup, with a 2-1 win over Lismore Workers at Weston Park on Saturday.

With numerous regulars unavailable the Hornets could field only two players from last year’s grand final side, but with a little help from former Socceroo Craig Foster, still managed to continue their run.

A good crowd of more than 300 was on hand for the charity match and saw Foster calmly slot the opening goal for the Hornets from the penalty spot.

Foster played well within himself but was still impressive, with accurate ball distribution and occasional bursts forward that served as a reminder of his illustrious international career.

The Redmen equalised with a well-taken free kick from Cameron Hyde, before a second dot shot for Goonellabah late in the game enabled Kale Hopper to seal the win for the Hornets.

But the result was secondary to the spirit between the two clubs as they paid their respects to the memory of Corey New with a minutes silence before the game then produced an entertaining contest.

In the past all funds raised have gone to the Southern Cross LADS driving skills group, but this year the New family donated the money back to the juniors of the two clubs.


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