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December 5, 2022

Lennox Head Trojans maintain their winning ways

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The Lennox Head Trojans have confirmed themselves as this year’s favourite for the Far North Coast Rugby Union premiership with solid wins over their major rivals over the last two weeks.

Last Saturday they powered home in the second half to beat Ballina 34–12 playing at home at the mostly firm, but wet, Lake Ainsworth Recreation Ground.

Despite the conditions the game was played at pace with plenty of running rugby.

At half-time the visitors were in the game at one try apiece, but down on the score board 10–5.

The second half become an all Lennox Head show as they ran in three tries to nil, taking advantage of solid possession, dominant field position, and good attacking pressure across the park.

The week before the Lennox Trojans pulled off another good win against Bangalow playing at home on Williams Reserve where they triumphed 34–29. Lennox showed plenty of grit to hold on in the last 20 minutes despite enduring a run of yellow cards, and facing a super-determined Bangalow.

It was a tough result for Bangalow, but a big improvement on their 49–7 loss to Lennox in their previous encounter.

Bangalow are third on the table with 32 points, one behind Ballina (33), while the reigning premiers, Lennox Head (40), are on top with a single loss inflicted by Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby.

WAR (23) are a chance for the top four but have to see off Casuarina (20), with Lismore (11) and Casino (6) filling out the rest of competition ladder.

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