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Ocean Shores’ first top-tier women’s team, the Firebirds, won their season opener last week.

The Shores United Soccer Club’s first top-division female team took to their home field on Friday night and collected a historic win.

The side was up against a highly rated and experienced Richmond Rovers. But right from the start the determination from the Shores players was evident in a really entertaining, fast-paced match.

They started to look the better side in the second half and with 20 minutes to go, Danni stole a loose ball through the middle and 30 metres out, smashed it. The crowd went wild as the ball ripped into the top corner, and roared even louder when the final whistle left Shores United winners, 1–0.

Also playing at home last Friday were the men’s thirds who managed to beat a physical Ballina side 2–0.

Shores passed the ball particularly well and a shut out for new keeper Mick and goals from Clancy and young Bryton, in his first senior game, sealing the win.

On Saturday, Shores fifths came up against a very clinical and highly rated Eureka. Shores eventually came out on top 6–4 thanks to a big second half effort and two beauties from striker Glen.


In first division the Snakes took on the Italo Stars side that had the better of the first 20 mins, but scores were level at halftime.

The Snakes came out on fire in the second half, grinding the Stars down. A Bruno special and then a beautiful breakaway keeper chip from young Oliver, also in his first senior football match, gave the Snakes a 2–0 lead.

The Snakes looked home with 18 minutes to go, but the Stars somehow clawed their way back, scoring three times, to win 3–2.

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