Last Friday night heralded the end to what has been very successful season for the Byron Bay Soccer Club with both the over 35s and women's first division contesting the grand finals at Oakes Oval. The evening started splendidly with the over 35s taking out the double of the minor premiership and a grand final win. The score was 2-0 with both goals being scored by the player of the match Mark Shepherd. Both of Mark's goals came in the second half and from free kicks. The first was a curling shot from 20 metres which gave the Tintenbar goalkeeper no chance with the second being a 35 metre free kick in the back of the net. All of the Bay players contributed to the win but special mention should also go to Barry Manning who was superb in defence. Well done fellas a great win. The next to perform on centre stage were our women's first division team who had worked extremely hard all year and deserved their grand final berth. Under the leadership of Bianca Lee Cody the team has blossomed, she has been ably supported by manage Rick Dunsmore. The game started with Workers on the attack but the Bay were able to repel their attacks with a defence marshalled by Tanika Hand. 20 minutes into the game Workers scored from a corner and 10 minutes later another corner made it 2-0. The Bay then attacked and went close a couple of times. 2-0 at half time. Soon after the break the Bay were back in the game when Hanna Blenkharn scored from an acute angle. The game went from end to end with both teams searching for a goal which could seal the game. Unfortunately with 10 minutes remaining Workers scored again to make the final score 3-1. Once again the club is very proud of this young team of women who have helped bring so much success to our club. Don't forget the senior presentation this Saturday at the Byron Bay Bowling Club. The presentation of trophies will commence at 6.30pm followed by the meal and entertainment. l Lack of space has prevented many results from being printed this week. The News apologises for any inconvenience caused to clubs.
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