Byron Rams win football final


The Rams’ Shaun Packham and captain Nick Baker holding the trophy aloft after their 2–1 win over the southern lads.

Story & photos Eve Jeffery

The Byron Bay Football Club took home the trophy on Saturday night after winning the Men’s Premier League Grand Final at Oakes Oval against the Lismore Thistles 2–1.

Byron came out firing and scored straight up before hitting the net again towards half time. Both scoring balls came off the boot of Sam Owens who had a stellar match.

The Thistles just didn’t seem as hungry as the Rams on the night and there appeared to be more white-shirted players on the field. Spirits were dampened when striker Nathan McCann was sent to the showers with a red card but, as always with football, it’s never over until it’s over.

A penalty to the Thistles’ Matt Weir gave everyone’s heart a little start but in the end, they ran out of energy and time and Byron walked away with the trophy 2–1.

An entirely different result emerged for the Men’s Premier League Reserves when the Thistles won 3–1 over the Bay. See tomorrow’s Echonetdaily for all the photos.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsors Vast Furniture & Homewares Ballina and Falls Festival Byron Bay.