Campers on right track
REIGNING champions Winmills Campers are among the teams that will contest this weekend’s Supa Oldie Soccer Carnival.
Organisers have received seven entries for the event, with teams coming from as far as the Gold Coast.
Nominations are open for the SOS winter competition, with application forms available from the canteen.
Winmills Campers warmed up for the carnival with an easy 4-2 win over Hanks Kitchen in last week’s clash.
Their best asset was K Cahill, who seemed to be continually shooting at the wrong goal. J Ford, Shuan Kippax, T McSkimming, and Dave scored for Windmills, with K and P Cahill keeping the losing team in the game.
In another match, Grafton PO Hotel Rangers and Micks Mowing played out a 4-4 draw.
Apparently the Rangers should have won the game, if not for Bear’s terrible shooting in front of goal. K Leslie (2), Amy Morgan, and J Connelly scored for Rangers but rain at the end of the game washed all of the Mowers’ names from the match sheet.
Australia took it to Coutties in their game but lacked the finish when it really mattered, going down 4-2.
Jo scored two for Coutties, with Andre and Tim Keogh picking up the remainder. Narelle played well up front in the second half for Australia and was rewarded with a goal. Sharon Hall and N Gorring picked up player awards.
Grafton Thunder had a good 3-2 win over Happy Campers, with Nathan Adamson and Michael Lynard (2) scoring the goals. Chris and Paul Stockton scored for the Campers.
The Saps and Total Graffiti engaged in a see-sawing game on field four, with Saps up 2-0 at the break.
Graffiti hit back in the second and Saps almost blew the win when a corner clearance from their keeper came straight back when Nathan Kendall’s clearing kick went terribly wrong. Luckily the keeper’s reflexes pushed the ball over the bar.
Misfits started on fire in their game against Old Guns, thanks to goals from Art (2) and D Kenny. As normally happens, they then ran out of puff and nearly lost the game when V McFarlane and D Zeitch scored.
Misfits hung on for a 3-2 win but Old Guns were unlucky not to tie up the game.
Tucabia was up against Kaos in the late game on field nine. Tucabia won the game 4-2 but old man Gorrie was in shock when he did not receive a complaint from Piggy or Santi all game. Frank Busby and Kristy Paxton won the player awards.
Grafton Lightning and Poles and Holes were locked up 3-3 at the final whistle. D Maycoch, Tina, J Butler, D Lambert, R Tarrant, and C Ruego scored the goals to make it a female clean-sweep.
Road Runners struggled for numbers in their late game against Flat Whites and borrowed Nigel and Chris from an earlier game. The pair went on to score two goals each for the Roadies and proved the difference in a 5-1 Roadies win.
Terry Stuart and C Tompson scored the other goals, with Bernadine Solomon and Kean Eggleton winning player awards.
To see a full season draw, look at team photos, check rules or for more information about the competitions, visit www.graftonsos.org.au
Supa Oldie Soccer Draw
TONIGHT– RUSHFORTH OVAL
Field 1 – Australia v Grafton Po Hotel with M Newman
Field 2 – Micks Mowing v The Saps with David Lorenzo
Field 3 – Coutties v Happy Campers with Woody
Field 4 – Grafton Thunder v The Blues with Zac
Field 5 – Cabgy-Angy v Forestry Services with Scott
Field 6 – Winmills Campers v Flat Whites with Ethan
Field 7 – Road Runners v Valley Signs
Field 8 – Old Guns v KAOS with Neil
Field 9 – Odd Balls v Black Toyota with John Gorrie
Field 1 –Misfits v Poles & Holes with Steve
Field 2 – Country Energy v Total Graffiti with David Lorenzo
Field 1 – Grafton Lightning v Hanks Kitchen with Scott
Field 2 – Tucabia v XVII with MitchCanteen Duty – AustraliaBye – Dilligafs