Workers women upset Bangalow in 5-1 win
LISMORE Workers inflicted a stunning upset on reigning premiers Bangalow, winning 5-1 in Far North Coast women's premier division soccer.
The talented Bangalow side have already locked up the minor premiership and when they opened the scoring early through the lethal Jade Bianchetti most expected them to go on with the job.
But Workers hit back through an Elsa Mangan penalty, then two goals from young star Keea Parrish saw the sides go to half time with Workers leading 3-1.
After the break Bangalow tried hard but it wasn't to be as Workers added to the score sheet through Serena Mangan before a late Bangalow own goal.
Bangalow Coach Paul Hannigan took time to praise the Workers side while nominating young gun Mia Johnston as his best on a disappointing night for the premiers.
Workers coach Jo Collis couldn't nominate any one player in a great team performance.
"We executed some of the things we have been working on so I am very pleased," Collis said.
"Bangalow have been the number one side for some time so I hope we build confidence from this result leading into the finals."
In the weekend's other game, Alstonville travelled to Lennox Head and had to come from behind to get the points in a 3-1 win.
Lennox took the lead early in the second half but Villa lifted as Brooke Sheehan put a perfectly placed ball through to Emily McCann who finished clinically to level the score.
Villa took the lead when Courtney Jameson pounced on a loose ball then Sheehan again proved the provider placing a corner kick perfectly for Jess Woolfe to head in the final goal 15 minutes from fulltime.
Coach Andrew Iliffe was very happy with his side's hard work to dominate field position and possession but still praised the Lennox defence for their effort in keeping the game tight throughout, particularly keeper Annaleise Smith.