Story & photo Dogwhistle
The overwhelming dominance of the Great Northern Byron Bay Rams in 2015 FFNC Premier League was driven home on Sunday when the Rams demolished hapless and winless neighbours, Bangalow Bulldogs.
The Reserve Grade kicked off proceedings with a comfortable and convincing 3–0 win over the second-string Bluedogs.
A heroic and spectacular performance from the keeper saved Bangalow from a more brutal mauling.
Defender Brad Jones opened the scoring three minutes in and goals to Will Ennis and Conor Cannon sealed an easy three points for the Reserves table leaders.
The Rams’ fast, fluid and entertaining attacking style was used to devastating effect against the Bangalow top squad. Just two minutes into the match, James Tomlinson tapped in the rebound from a shot by Ian Lowe to take the first of his three goals for the day.
Tyson Kaye, running freely through the Bluedogs defence also took a hat-trick. Conor Canon came off the bench to take two and Jonathan Pierce – likewise off the bench – took one to round out the final tally at 9–0.
Bangalow’s Prems keeper retired early in the match with a dislocated finger.
The Reserves keeper, recalled to fill the void, pulled off some miraculous saves and undoubtedly spared the ’Dogs the humiliation of a heavy double-digit defeat.
Next Saturday is Byron’s annual Family Fun Day with lots of home games, a jumping castle for the kids and lots of fun activities for all ages.
The Prems and Reserves host another winless neighbour, Ballina, who will be desperate to get off the bottom of the ladder to avoid relegation.
Reserves kick off at 1pm and the Prems at 3pm.