Casuarina?s Sharon Buchanan (left) closes in on Labrador rival Kylie McEniery during their JH Williams Hockey League encounter
Casuarina?s Sharon Buchanan (left) closes in on Labrador rival Kylie McEniery during their JH Williams Hockey League encounter

Upset win a dream start

By Tania Phillips

COMPETITION newcomers Casuarina and Mullumbimby have shaken their more fancied rivals with upset victories in the opening round of the regional JH Williams Hockey League.

The super competition, featuring teams from the Tweed-Border, Gold Coast and Lismore associations, commenced at the weekend with Casuarina providing one of the highlights.

Playing their inaugural season in First Division, Casuarina beat Gold Coast Heavyweights Labrador 3-1.

But the upsets didn't stop there with fellow Tweed-Border newcomers Mullumbimby downing Capri 2-0.

"Everyone is so excited," Mullumbimby manager Pauline East declared last night.

"I didn't imagine that we would win our first game this early in the season."

Tweed-Border clubs impressed in the opening round, registering five wins and a draw.

In the men's competition, 2005 runners-up Bobcats led the charge for Tweed-Border with a stunning 9-1 victory over Burleigh on the Gold Coast yesterday.

Both the men's and women's 15-week super competitions culminate in eight-team final series in August.



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