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Bangalow maintained a solid defensive record keeping Maclean goalless last week. Photo Marilyn Hanigan

The top-of-the table clash between Byron Bay FC and Bangalow in senior football is all set for this Friday night, with both clubs riding high after wins on the weekend.

The Bangalow Bluedogs senior male sides had a good day playing at home against Maclean Football Club last Saturday, winning in the premier league game 3–0 and the champions league fixture 5–1.

Byron Bay FC also had good away wins, defeating Goonellabah 4–2 in the premier league and 4–0 in the champions league.

The win for the Bangalow premier league side puts them on equal competition points with Byron Bay, but in second position on the ladder, only because of a slightly inferior goal difference.

The Byron side has had 12 games and lost two, drawn one, while Bangalow has just eleven games played with one loss and a draw. Both teams have eleven wins.

So the scene is set for a big double header this Friday night at the Byron Bay Recreation Grounds where the action kicks off at 6pm for the champions league game followed by the premiership clash at 8pm.

The last time the premiership teams played was in round five in early May, with the points going to Bangalow after a 3–1 win.

In the Football Far North Coast champions league Byron Bay sits in third place with nine wins, while Bangalow are in seventh position with four wins.

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