Action-packed day ahead

YOU will want to get down to the Murwillumbah Fields tomorrow, because there are six Division One games back-to-back from 1pm.

The Bobcats kick off the afternoon's action against Northern Star.

These two teams are in good form, so this should be the match of the round.

Bobcats played on the Gold Coast last Sunday and left victorious, defeating Burleigh 6-4 in a high scoring game.

Bobcats stand in goal-keeper Andrew Butturini has been called in to replace Mitch Paron and is fitting in nicely.

Keep up the good work Andrew.

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  • AFTER that clash, Redbacks take on Cobaki.

This should be a very explosive game, with both teams looking for a win in the JH Williams competition.

Last week Redbacks played Capri on Sunday and looked good.

Young reserve grader Keegan Craven played well on debut and they were unlucky not to come away with a win.

Cobaki traditionally don't travel well, so Redbacks will be looking to find the back of the net and kick-start their season after a three game losing streak.

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  • AT 3.50pm United/Casuarina play Burleigh with an interesting twist.

Goal keeper Guru Zaskowski plays for both sides, so unless she is particularly quick one side will be short a keeper.

Burleigh aren't playing brilliant hockey, so I think United will be too strong.

Then at 5.15pm Mullumbimby take on East Lismore in another game that looks promising on paper.

Mullum will have to be on their best because Lismore are just as strong in attack as they are in defence, but I have only seen them play at home and don't know if they travel.

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  • THE first of our women's games sees a young United girls will be hungry for a win and have been playing well.

Then at 8.05pm there is a local derby with Mullum playing Casuarina.

I hope the crowd sticks around because this will be a good game and will deserve a good crowd.

Mullum have been playing well beating Falcons a fortnight ago and then losing narrowly to front runners Labrador 2-1.

Mrs Lofts must have a deep bag of tricks, because she has this team playing well as a unit.

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  • THIS week my feature team is the Waratah Division Two women's team, the Wrens, who, until last week, were top of the reserve grade ladder when fellow Waratah outfit, the Old Hawks, knocked them off their perch.

Their team is mostly full of teenagers who have played together for a while now, and last year were in the grand final.

There are three new women in the ranks with local player/coach Corrine Toovey, Stacey King and Katrina Newell returning to action after varying lay-offs.

The team is Djenn Jordan, Toovey, Mel Guthrie, Newell, King, Amanda Schultz, Kristy Collins, Kelly O'Gorman, Laura Frapell, Kate Stuart, Jane Stammers, Suzanne Irby, and Kirsty Paron.

Tomorrow, they play Kingscliff at 1pm on Barrie Smith Fields.



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