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In last Friday night’s long- awaited first-division match Shores United Brownsnakes downed Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC 6–1. 

It was a turnaround from the weekend before last when Shores’ thirds left MBVFC’s Pine Avenue field battered and bruised, on the end of a 4–1 defeat, to the red-hot Valleys side. 

Right from the first whistle on Friday night the Snakes put it to the young fellows from Mullumbimby. The Snakes controlled the ball and the first half well, dictating play. An own goal and a nice finish from Matt Rowland saw the Snakes up 2–0, before the Valleys scored a goal on the stroke of half time.

This only seemed to stir up the Snakes, because the second-half performance was pure champagne. Both Brunos were unstoppable as raid after raid came at the brave MBVFC team. A fantastic effort from the Valley’s keeper stopped a rout. 

In the end, second-half goals from Jarvis, Dan, Matt and Bruno sealed it, 6–1 for the Brownsnakes. 

The mighty sixes took on Pottsville at Shara on Saturday. Both teams were equal third on points. In a sometimes heated match, Potty seemed to have the upperhand and went into the break 1–0 up.

Soon after Pottsville went 2–0 up and the Shores old boys were in deep trouble. Like so many times before, the old guard rallied.

A beautiful through ball to the storming Jamaican import Lloyd saw him make no mistake against his old club, 2–1. Shores began to get the upper hand and Ray was brought down in the box, Andy slotted home the penalty. Not our best game, but the 2–2 result fair enough. 

Thirds

Shores thirds took on travelling Woodburn andwanted to impress in front of a big home crowd. In a sometimes scrappy game Shores did look the better team. 

Fast flanking raids by Shores saw the boys from Woodburn start to crack. Some good finishing saw the Redbacks up 3–0 and cruising. Two very late Woodburn goals saw it end 3–2, but in the end Shores won pretty comfortably. 


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