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Breakers times two over weekend

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The Brunswick Breakers played two games over the weekend, the first game a Friday night match away to Bangalow. Only 11 players could make the game.

The game started the breakers on the attack as a few shots flew past the goals. One such attack found Jana with the ball 25m out from goal; she took aim and kicked the ball high over the keeper’s outstretched hands into the back of the net, 1–0 Breakers. Soon it was 2–0; Tiare glided the ball past the keeper.

Just before halftime Bangalow pulled one back 2–1.

The second half began with the home team attacking but the Bruns defence holding out. Minutes later Capt Julia was involved in a very heavy tackle play was stopped for five minutes while she received treatment. She had to be helped off the field, not to return.

Bangalow took advantage of the extra player and scored again 2–2.

This Brunswick team has great fighting spirit and started going forward and many a shot was blocked or just missed. With minutes remaining a searing shot from a Bruns player found the outside of the post and made for a goal kick. Final score 2–2, a very entertaining game.

At the Sunday game Brunswick entertained Lismore Workers. This was going to a tough game, Bruns players carrying a few injuries into this game. Captain Julia on deck gave the team confidence.

The game started both teams testing each other out. A defensive mistake gave the the ball to a Lismore player who took her opportunity and blasted the ball into the net 1–0.

This setback did not affect the home side who played positive football and were creating chances. The game was going end to end. Towards the end of the first half a Lismore goal kick found striker Ruby, who hit the ball first time past the the goalie 1–1.

The second half began as Georgia relinquished goal-keeping duties to Lily.

Lismore with their full quota of reserves and high rotation of players began to take its toll on the Breakers’ team and they saw Lily diving to her right to no avail 2–1.

The away side attacked relentlessly but the Bruns keeper was in superb form, denying them and saving four well-hit shots.

This Brunswick team never gave in and tried their best. It was not their day. Final score 2–1 to Lismore. The coach and home supporters applauded the Breakers off the field. A great team.

Gary Osbiston

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