Bangalow soccer duo dominates in 9-3 thrashing of Lennox
FAR North Coast Ladies Premier Division football's most deadly strike partnership were in devastating form on Friday night with Bangalow's Jade Bianchetti and Rose Argent each bagging four goals in their sides 9-3 victory over Lennox Head.
Playing away from home Bangalow were looking to get back on track after last week's upset at the hands of Thistles and they took control of the fixture with five first half goals courtesy of Bianchetti, a hat-trick to Argent and another to talented midfielder Hollie Jarrett.
Lennox have played with tremendous enthusiasm this year and they contributed to a goal feast in the first half with three of their own through Monique Zerk, Bree Minnikin and Claire King.
Lennox Head coach Mick Smith was disappointed at the time and space his side allowed their opposition but at the same time praised the accuracy of the Bangalow attack.
He nominated hard working defender Ali Dooley as Lennox's best.
Bangalow coach Paul Hanigan was happy with his sides dominant win led by Bianchetti and Argent, particularly the second half which saw the competition leaders tighten up after some uncharacteristic lapses.
In the weekend's other match Thistles played host to highly rated Alstonville and continued their good form holding Villa to a 1-all draw.
After upsetting competition leaders Bangalow last week Thistles went into the game full of confidence and after a tight first half they opened the scoring only minutes from the break when Belinda Pirlo drove home at the near post.
Alstonville lost key defender Serena Smith and midfielder Ashleigh Smith to injury in the first half but showed great character to equalise when Chelsea Coleman beat several Thistles defenders to level the scores.
Thistles Damien Parker coach is excited by how his side is improving with semi-finals just around the corner. He nominated goal scorer Pirlo along with Shelby Parker and Karina Young as his best.
Villa coach Rob Sheehan was again left to ponder a horror injury run but was proud of how his players fought back.
He nominated Jess Woolfe and Lira Damen as his best on the day.
Lismore Workers had the bye.