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Byron Bay have continued their pre-season charge with a 7–2 win over the Lismore Thistles in the semifinal of ANZAC Cup last Sunday.

The strong performance caps off a great run by the Rams that will see the team vying for a win in the final  against the Richmond Rovers in Lismore on  April 22.

The Rovers  won their semifinal over the weekend against Gonnellabah 2–1.

In round two of the ANZAC Cup the Byron Rams drew with Goonellabah Hornets six all, after being down 4–1 at half time.

New striker Gianluca Bongiovanni resurrected the Rams’ reputation with a personal tally of five.

The goal feast continued in Sunday’s third round of the pre-season competition when the Rams absolutely demolished coastal neighbours, Lennox Head Sharks, in a 13-goal rout.

Bongiovanni took another four goals, Will Ennis bagged two, as did Aaron Walker. Young mid-fielder Ronan Karup, Sam Owens, Kare Isaac, James Tomlinson and Joel Woods also found the net.

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Shores United progressed through to the ANZAC Cup B final with a thoroughly entertaining 5–3 away victory against the Lismore Rovers, according to club president Marc Patten.

‘Right from the first whistle the boys took control. After 17 minutes in, from a cross and goal-mouth scramble, Kaine Guyler finished and Shores were up 1–0.

‘Shores pressed, and man of the match Lewis McIntosh put in a well-directed free kick that was met with a stonking Ozzie header, 2–0. By half-time it was 3–0,’ he said.

Rovers came back strongly after the break, scoring off a penalty and soon after a cruel deflection saw them narrow the lead to 3–2 , in 10 minutes.

Yet another through ball to Jarvis was put away and Shores were up 4–2.

But Rovers wouldn’t give up and as Shores’ defence began to tire Rovers began to take control.

Just before full-time Rovers scored another and at 4–3, the stage was set for a nail-biting finish.

Rovers threw everything at Shores and went very close. But another through ball to Jarvis saw him finish with a hat trick and gave Shores the game on the final whistle.

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