In an absolute boil-over the Shores United Firebirds have made the FFNC division two grandfinal in their first year as a team
The side travelled to Lismore on Friday night to face the highly rated Lismore Rovers. The Shores Firebirds won 2–0 and booked their spot in the grandfinal at Oakes Oval, Lismore, in two weeks time.
But on Friday night there was also bad news for the men’s first division Brownsnakes, who lost a heartbreaker to arch-rivals Mullumbimby. Shores were level 1–1 after normal time and although the Brownsnakes had the better of extra time, scores remained even.
The match went to the lottery of a penalty shootout, where Mullum prevailed 5–4. A great season for the Brownsnakes, finishing second in first division.
In happier news the Shores United U/12 minor premiers faced Ballina in the second division grandfinal on Saturday morning.
In a heated match that raged back and forth, the Shores boys showed why they were second division champions.
In the end Shores were too much for a brave Ballina, winning the grandfinal 2–1, after losing just one game all season.
All eyes are now on the Shores United women who have the chance to create history at Oakes Oval when they take on Ballina.