Menu

Lismore Thistles beat Byron Rams in reserve grade football

Rams-thistles-reserves-EJ-9W6A0863

Story & photos Eve Jeffery

A scoreless first half of to-ing and fro-ing saw both the Byron Bay Rams and the Lismore Thistles enter the field after the break in anticipation of the possibility of a win and ready to bring the match home in the Men’s Premier League Reserve Grade final at Oakes Oval in Lismore.

Rams-thistles-reserves-EJ-IMG_7260

Luke Kennedy

It wasn’t long before the Rams’ Sequoya Rawson-Smith broke the seal and it was as if the game suddenly woke up. Byron’s elation was short lived as the spell also broke for the Thistles and Luke Kennedy snapped in one after another like Leggo into a fortress and Byron were again on the back foot.

The Rams gathered the remains of their strength to even the score but the bolt slid into the gate when, with only a few minutes to go, Joel McClennand found the mark again, and though they turned up the steam, in the end the clock beat Byron and the 3–1 victory was all for Lismore.


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Your email address will not be published.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 sponsor Vast Ballina and Falls Festival