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Alstonville takes out top tier of the Oceania Cup

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Dunoon (green) proved too strong for the Goonellabah Hornets (yellow) beating them 2–0 in the Open B final of the Oceania Cup held over the weekend in Alstonville. Photo supplied

The Oceania Cup delivered exciting and close football for the 19 teams that competed across last weekend at the Alstonville FC’s Crawford Park fields.

The women’s football event included 41 games, and players ranged in age from 10-60 years.

‘We are seeing a growth in women’s football and events like the Oceania Cup provide exposure and opportunities to promote and acknowledge females and the many supporters of women’s football,’ organiser Rondah Stevenson said.

‘Teams travelled from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Stanthorpe. We had a good turn out of local teams also,’ she said.

‘This was our first year back since covid. 

‘The focus for the event is participation and fun, and I think we achieved that.

‘The weather on Saturday was not in our favour but it didn’t get the best of us and thankfully improved for Sunday’s games.

‘The competition was very close with many of the divisions relying on the final game to see who would be playing in the finals’.

All teams played at least five games of 50 minutes with 11 players.

Final results 

Grade 12: Alstonville beat Thistles 3–0; Grade 14: Gaptildas beat Alstonville 1–0; Open B: Dunoon beat Goonellabah 2–0; Open A: Alstonville beat Northern Rivers Football Academy 1–0.

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