Byron back in winners' circle

BYRON has rebounded from its heavy defeat by Tweed Coast last week to post a 76-point win over Ballina in the Summerland AFL.

The Magpies recorded a comfortable although not convincing win over the Bombers 19.10 (124) to 7.6 (48) at Bangalow on Saturday.

Kicking with a strong wind the Magpies managed 6.2 to Ballina's 1.1 in a quarter where the home side dominated but didn't put the score on the board. Some good defensive work by Sam Lucas, Kurt Bullock and Hayden Steele repelled many Ballina attacks.

The Magpies' Sean McQueen was a standout on the ball in the second term with the Bullock brothers, Kurt and Kane, Sam Lucas, Hayden Steele, Jonno Boyd and Evan Davis also playing well.

The third quarter was all Byron as Doug Perich and Jay Campbell marked strongly.

In the other game, Lismore thumped Nimbin by 183 points at Mortimer Oval, Lismore, 31.18 (204) to 3.3 (21).

The Demons could not match the strength of the home side which kicked away in the first quarter with an 8- goals-to one 44-point lead.

The Swans had 15 goal kickers: Lincoln Shinners (5), Wesley Seewald (4), Jake Ryan (3), Mitch Montgomery (3), George Massa, David Woon, Daniel Moloney, Daniel Bruce and Jarrod Kelly (all 2) and Eddie Burton, Roly Barrett, Anthony Williams, Phil Tsourlinis, Zac Lewis, and Shaun Wadwell.

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