Tweed 21 goals, FNC 1 in opening encounters

TWEED sides dominated the first round of A-grade interdistrict women's hockey with four wins from four games against Far North Coast opposition.

Casuarina defeated Glee 3-1, Sirens downed Easts 6-0 ,Vipers overcame Northern Star 4-0 and the well-drilled Falcons outclassed Ballina 8-0.

In an even first half, Glee took the lead in the 25th minute when Karlee Marks drilled a penalty corner.

Casuarina hit back immediately through Chloe Jones and it remained 1-all at half-time.

Casuarina controlled possession in the second half and goals came from Jones and Tara Fitzpatrick.

Cassie Hughes made a number of evasive runs for Glee but the strong Casuarina defence held the Lismore team at bay.

East Lismore opened strongly against Sirens and were rewarded with a penalty corner but the shot from Jade Gray went wide.

Sirens gained momentum and scored goals through Finlay Moore, Zoe Smart and Jo Tunstell (two).

Easts' defence, led by Karen Eakin and goalkeeper Abbey Harvey, kept Sirens to two goals in the second half from Brooke Harvey and Zoe Mills.

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Falcons were also far too strong for Ballina, whose best players were Kate Whiting, Al Daniel, Kelly Hamilton and Macey Anderson.

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