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The MBVFC Women on full charge. Photo: supplied

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC met up again with a much tougher Lennox FC in the Far North Coast premiership and came away with a 3–1 win on the weekend before last.

The match remained in the balance until MBVFC centreback, Guy De Voos, joined the fray for a towering header off an assist from a very much in-form German Mtonh, who is becoming an absolute menace in the midfield with his vision and tenacity.

Approaching half time Lennox make a number of incursions into the penalty area, forcing part-time striker/part-time goal keeper Jasper Gijsbers to make a couple of jaw dropping saves before finally getting beaten by a penalty.

The match could have gone either way until Ethan Zikhron entered the fray with a stitched up face that had no good reason to be on the field, managing to finesse first a long range shot, and then a clinical strike off a wonderful touch to bring down another classy German Mtonh assist, closing out the game two goals ahead.

But the Valley’s growing form was tested, and came up short last weekend, when they took on competition heavy-weights Richmond River Rovers in Lismore and went down 4–1.

Meanwhile, the club’s best performing team for the last two seasons, the women’s division three side, finally broke their unbeaten run of 24 games stretching back to April last year (including 13 wins on the trot) with a 1–0 loss to Tintenbar.

The women’s thirds have been playing some stunning football over the last two years, including a number of matches played with only nine of ten women on the field, in the true spirit of the historic Mullumbimby teams of the ’60s.

On the last weekend of July they were finally cracked by a tactical Tintenbar who rotated a full bench of players at an unorthodox turnaround in order to grind away at the valley women and keep them in check.

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