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Big week for Shores United as they ogle Club-of-Origin trophy

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Marc Patten (Shores club president) 

A largely successful run for the Shores United Soccer Club has set the stage for the final chapter of the Mullumbimby-Shores Club of Origin trophy when fourth division play this Friday night at Pine Avenue.

The Shores Club have three wins, two losses and a draw against Mullum teams this season. Only a big Mullumbimby win can stop the trophy coming home, where it deserves to be.

Shores started the last week with a resounding 3–1 win on Tuesday night over their Mullumbimby rivals in seventh division.

The physical battle raged back and forth at Pine Ave with the score locked at 1–1 at halftime.

Shores began to win the arm wrestle in the second half  when Super Ray slotted one home, after a top through ball from Jon.

In the end the 3–1 win was thoroughly deserved.

The top-of-the-table Shores U/7s boys kept the momentum going with an annihilation of Lismore Workers 8–0 on the weekend.

Next the brave sixth division boys took on the Workers at Lismore. The kids are improving and stood up to the table leaders playing away. In the end they went down 4–2, in a very entertaining game. No shame there.

The semifinal-bound fourth division team completely dominated an outclassed Lennox Head team 9–0. The Red Backs are finding form, scoring 14 goals in their last two matches, with injured and suspended players coming back.

In the final game, the injury-ravaged first-division Brown Snakes took on the old enemy, Mullumbimby, at Shara Boulevard.

Early on the Snakes looked the better side and, when Bruno smashed one home midway through the first half, we were all expecting big things. To be fair Mullum came out firing and had the better of the second half. The 1–1 draw was a fair representation of the contest.

The match this Friday is sure to be a cracker. The action starts at 6pm, Pine Avenue, Mullumbimby.

Brown Snake Tal Galper gets the better of the Mullum defender

Tal Galper (Shores) gets past the Mullumbimby defender (blue) in the build-up to the Club of Origin. Photo: supplied

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