SCU Cup soccer competition off to a good start in Lismore
THE inaugural Southern Cross University Cup has kicked off with high school students from Lismore playing some fantastic football in the new round robin tournament.
Trinity Catholic College started off round one with a close fought win after Kaleb Auld scored in the dying minutes to earn his side a 1-0 victory over rivals St John's College Woodlawn.
Trinity coach Jim Holmes nominated keeper Logan Fraser, defender Will Parsons and Midfielder Sean Muldoon as his best while for Woodlawn Harry Armstrong played strongly in a match that could have gone either way.
In the other match, Richmond River took a 3-2 win over Kadina with Bob Mullenberg, Jayden Herring and Jye Wilson all scoring for the winning side while Max Pittman and Cody Irish scored for Kadina.
Richmond River Coach John Eakin nominated Jayden Allen, Bohdi Estrich and goal scorer Wilson as his best while Kadina coach Tony Wilson named Keeper Isaac Essery, Tom Pitman and Jack watts as leading the way for his side.
The girl's teams also stepped out with Trinity getting up 3-1 over Woodlawn in the first game.
Claudia Hewitt scored two goals and Carly Fuller one for the Trinity side who performed well with several players away.
Nina Collins and Rachel Guest were among their best.
Woodlawn were very short on numbers but took it to their more fancied rivals and the game was closer than the score indicated.
Coach Jo Collis nominated goal scorer Brown along with Maddie Smith and Charlotte Voss as her best on the night.
Meanwhile, Kadina scored a tight 1-0 win over Richmond River with the winning goal coming from Bella Ritchie.
In a competitive match Jordyn Thompson and Dayna Wilson led the way for Kadina while Riley McIntyre and Cara Brice played well for Richmond River.
Competition continues for the girls tonight.