20.6 C
Byron Shire
January 21, 2022

Big game for Bruns against Alstonville

Latest News

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Other News

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18...

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Bruns Breakers
Bruns Breakers

Gary Osbiston 

A big game for Brunswick v Alstonville. The coach spoke to his players prematch and had them primed for the game.

The home side kicked off and were in game mode passing the ball about and creating the first shot of the game, which whistled past the goal post. The breakers had most of the play in the opening 15 minutes.

It wasn’t long before Ruby found herself running onto a perfect through ball and placed the ball past the keeper into the back of the net 1–0 Bruns.

Alstonville attacked from the restart and fired a shot at goal but stand-in keeper Georgia saved it. Both teams played beautifully, passing the ball about, but it was the home team that had the edge.

The breakers forced a corner. Julia took the kick but the away side defended well. Four times this happened; on the fifth corner kick Jana called for a short corner and had a shot at goal but it was blocked. She gained control of the ball and took aim and placed the ball high and wide of the keeper 2–0. At half-time whistle blow the Breakers were up by two goals.

Lily and Georgia swapped positions as the second half began. The home side were controlling the game and missed many chances. The whole team working as one was a joy to watch.

With only minutes remaining, Georgia latched onto a loose ball in the penalty and blasted the ball into the back of the net 3–0. The home supporters couldn’t believe the score line as this team has never beaten Alstonville.

The full-time whistle sounded to huge cheers from the crowd. The coach was so proud of the team; all 12 players were great.

The girls are applauded off the ground. What a massive game to win.

Well done, girls.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.