Easy win for Casuarina
CASUARINA were too good for an under-strength Mullumbimby side in women's hockey on Saturday.
Casuarina displayed a consistent effort throughout the game and came home with a 3-0 win.
The victors scored two early goals, making it an uphill battle for Mullumbimby.
Cassandra Avery had a terrific game with her first run in a division one forward line, helping out the team in the absence of Debbie Dolan, Savannah Fitzpatrick and Maddie James who are currently all away with state and national representative commitments.
In the midfield, Allie Farrell, Margie Coleman and Hayley Seaton combined well to create a very strong presence.
Goal scorers were Kym Tuckwell, who notched a double, and promising junior Keely Murray.
Mullumbimby were best served by Bree Hill, Erin Alidenes and Sam Johnston.
Kingscliff came up against Waratah Falcons in what was a re-match of last year's grand final, Falcons winning a thriller 3-2.
Kingscliff, down three regular players, held firm for the first 20 minutes before conceding late in the half to trail 1-0 at the break.
They fought hard in the second half and were rewarded with a penalty goal by Sam Morton after a great drive into the circle by Nikki Harrison.
Waratahs went two goals up early in the second half but Kingscliff pegged back the difference with another penalty corner, this time to Zoe-Brooke Kellermeyer.
Outstanding for Kingscliff were Tiffany Hazel, Annabelle Nance, Lauren Holta and rock-solid centre, Sam Morton.