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February 8, 2023

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

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Teamwork and spirit earned the third grade Byron Bay Wildcats a premiership win.

The Byron Bay FC third division Wildcats won the grandfinal in the penalty shootout after a torrid encounter against the Italo Stars last Sunday.

The game was played in very windy and cold conditions and when Byron did score a scrappy gaol to go one up, the Stars hit back almost immediately against the run of play.

The game went to extra time and once again the Spell and the Gypsy Collective Wildcats dominated but couldn’t find the elusive goal so it went to penalties for the second week in a row. 

They took a lot of confidence into the shootout after successfully beating the minor premiers Thistles in the preliminary final last week on penalties.

The Wildcats’ goalie Nimmity Parkes was brilliant, making four saves and earning herself the Player of the Match award. The Wildcats ultimately running out winners 2–0.

The Wildcat Premier divisions had a tough win over Lennox Head in the preliminary final to get into the grandfinal against the Lismore Thistles who have set the benchmark for women’s football in the shire over the last couple of years.

Men’s premier

The premier division Byron Rams beat South Lismore Celtic last Saturday 2–0 playing at home to book a spot in this weekend’s grandfinal.

All the action from Crozier Oval in Lismore. Men Saturday September 22 at 5.30pm, and the women on Sunday September 23 at 3.30pm.

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