Goonellabah's Sam Dwyer and Burringbar's Luke Callaghan contests the ball in the Football Far North Coast First division match won by Burringbar 2-1 on Saturday.
Goonellabah's Sam Dwyer and Burringbar's Luke Callaghan contests the ball in the Football Far North Coast First division match won by Burringbar 2-1 on Saturday. Craig Sadler/ Tweed Daily News

Burringbar finals campaign on track

THE Burringbar Bandits remain on track to feature prominently in the Football Far North Coast first division finals action after accounting for Goonellabah 2-1 at Burringbar on Saturday.

Currently sitting in second spot behind Pottsville, Burringbar raced to an early two goal lead with goals to Josh Chapman and Luke Callahan after just about 20 minutes.

Despite creating plenty of opportunities, the Bandits couldn't add to their tally while Goonellabah struck back with their lone goal before the break to see the half time score 2-1.

The second half was a very tight affair with neither side scoring but Burringbar coach Jim Robertson was pleased with the result, saying it was the club's aim just to keep their winning run going.

“It was important to get the win this week and we have a double header next weekend with both matches away in Lismore,” Robertson said.

At Byron Bay, Pottsville maintained their dominance of the first division with a 3-0 win over the hosts.

Coach Dave Lonie said he had a number of key players missing for the match but that had provided him with an opportunity to give reserve grade players a run in the top grade.

He said among his best were Adam Rogers who scored a double, Brett McMahon in the mid field and backs Jarrod Lee and Blaze Coles.

Uki coach Joe Scholl was celebrating yesterday after his side finally broke through for a much-needed 1-0 win against Woodburn at Uki.

Even though they are sitting at the bottom of the ladder, Uki showed plenty of promise and dominated the game.

“We created plenty of chances but as has been the case this season, we just couldn't make them count. It wasn't until the 25th minute that Kyle Underwood broke the deadlock to give us the lead,” Scholl said.

“Our keeper Dwayne Bianchetti made some great saves to keep us in front.”

In other FFNC division one games, Richmond downed South Lismore on Friday night 1-0.

On Saturday Casino defeated Dunoon 2-0 and yesterday Casino downed Byron 4-1.



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