Mixed for­tunes for Grafton in in­ter-district comp

The Daily Examiner - - HOCKEY SPORT -

HOCKEY MEN: There were mixed re­sults for the two Grafton men’s sides in their in­ter-district clashes over the week­end, with only one side get­ting the bet­ter of their north­ern ri­vals.

City Bears were the only side to record a win, scor­ing a 6-3 vic­tory on home turf. Hugh Cameron and Ben Stone both nabbed two goals.

How­ever while Easts and Barbarians were both field­ing un­der­strength teams it was the Lismore side who found first points from a penalty cor­ner.

Barbarians goal­keeper Dean Broomhall was a stand­out for his side, deny­ing Easts goal af­ter goal with in­cred­i­ble saves.

How­ever, af­ter in­tense pres­sure the goals came to Easts from Cooper Stahl and Reece Amos.

Bal­lina were dom­i­nant against Roy­als, and the score could have been higher if they had put away more of their chances.

The scor­ing be­gan mid­way through the first half and Bal­lina didn’t look back, though a re­newed de­fen­sive ef­fort from Roy­als in the sec­ond half held Bal­lina at bay un­til Corey Wat­son bagged his sec­ond goal.

Kane Han­cock scored a con­so­la­tion goal for Roy­als just be­fore full-time.

Grafton Hockey As­so­ci­a­tion sports ad­min­is­tra­tor Joel Ward said de­spite the wet con­di­tions the club was pleased to host North­ern Star and Bal­lina.

“Yes it rained but class syn­thetic fa­cil­i­ties en­sure safety and that re­sults are of­ten found,” he said.

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