FANCY FOOTWORK: Goonellabah’s Daniel Rose desperately repels another raid from Alstonville during the clash last Sunday.
FANCY FOOTWORK: Goonellabah’s Daniel Rose desperately repels another raid from Alstonville during the clash last Sunday.

Soggy start to season

THE Tursa Employment and Training Anzac Cup is finally off and running after wet weather caused a complete washout in round one. The three games that did proceed last Sunday were played on lush fields under much appreciated sunshine. We have scheduled all postponed round one fixtures for Friday, March 22, and Sunday, March 24, with various round two fixtures to be played as mid-week clashes soon.

An anticipated mouth-watering clash this Sunday sees newly promoted Bangalow test their muscle against a Byron Bay side that looks to be hard to beat this season. Both teams had handsome victories on home turf last week, with the Rams scoring four goals against the powerful Rovers outfit and the Bluedogs ripping five past Lennox Head. Byron Bay has recruited well with tough defender James Tomlinson managing to keep the equally competitive Ian Lennie on the bench.

Before we get to that clash, we can head off to Bill Harris Field in East Lismore on Friday night at 8pm to see if the Rovers can regroup after a disappointing loss and defeat an equally dejected Lennox Head.

At Weston Park, the Hornets will aim up against Casino RSM Cobras and at Richards Oval, Lismore Workers meet Italo Stars at 8pm. Sunday football also sees Lismore Thistles expecting a primed up Alstonville squad to arrive following Villa's resounding 6-1 win last week at Crawford Park. We wait with interest to see who the winners and losers are this weekend. Good luck also to the Workers and Casino who do battle with tough opposition in the second round of the State Cup at Urunga this Sunday.


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