Tweed outfits hit top gear
IT was an outstanding weekend for Tweed sides in round six of the JH Williams women’s Premier League hockey; Kingscliff, Waratahs, United and Casuarina all registering impressive wins.
Kingscliff’s Lorelle Morrisey scored four goals to steer her side to a convincing 6-3 win over Mullumbimby at Murwillumbah on Saturday.
The former Hockeyroos squad member was uncontrollable in the attacking circle, with her elusive skills and finish proving a constant headache to Mullum’s deep defence. While Morrisey was a relentless danger up front, it was experienced Kingscliff midfielder Sam Morton who won player-of-the-match honours with her penetrating long passes continually putting Mullum under pressure.
The game was all but over at half time, with Kingscliff holding a 4-1 lead.
The win ensured Kingscliff regained a share of the competition lead with Glee, who had earlier defeated Northern Star 4-1 in Lismore.
Waratahs, too, were in great form, crushing East Lismore 6-2.
Waratahs’ fluent passing and decisive finish in the circle was outstanding as they rocked the home side in the first minute of play when Bobbie Jo Philip finished off a chain-passing move.
The early goal gave Waratahs huge momentum and they never looked back, scoring at regular intervals before Easts grabbed two late consolation goals.
United broke through for their first win in the Premier League with a 6-1 thumping of Ballina.
Sam Wybon led the charge with a hat-trick of goals, while Kellie Roatz was best on the field.
Casuarina capped off a good weekend for the Tweed clubs with a comfortable 4-1 win over Alstonville.
Katie Smith was outstanding, scoring all four goals, while 14-year-old Chelsea Boan was solid in goal in her debut.