Waratahs fly flag for the Tweed

WARATAHS demolished Ballina 6-0 in what was the only promising triumph for Tweed teams in the JH Williams Hockey League at Lismore on the weekend.

Ballina started well against the talented Waratahs outfit but, despite a courageous effort, were simply out-classed on the day.

Waratahs opened their account 15 minutes into the game, courtesy of legend Howard Guest’s son Adam. Tim Willis scored soon after and James Walker added another from a drag flick off a penalty corner, before Guest grabbed his double as both teams entered the sheds.

Trailling 4-0, Ballina did well in the second half to only concede twice more with Willis tallying up a deserved hat-trick for the dominant Waratahs.

Kingscliff weren’t quite so fortunate away to Stars, downed 3-1 by the strong southern outfit.

The first half was an even affair and both sides entered the sheds locked at 0-0 and it continued that way early in the second with both sides sccoring field goals in quick succession.

However, Star slowly took the ascendency as the game progressed and found the net twice more to take the win.

Elsewhere, East Lismore proved too strong for United, beating them 4-2, All Stars accounted for Alstonville 3-2 and Mudgeeraba edged out Coraki 2-1 in another close encounter.

Meanwhile in women’s fixtures on the Tweed, Waratahs wholloped Mullumbimby 4-1, Glee thumped United 5-1 and Casuarina produced an inspired 1-0 victory over Kingscliff.

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