Travellers claim top honours
GOLD Coast Travellers avenged last year’s defeat by downing Winmills Campers to win the Grafton SOS Cup at the weekend.
Odd Balls snuck home against Misfits in the Plate Final in extra time and PCP 1 defeated Black Toyota in a penalty shootout in the Clarence River Spoon.
Nominations are open for the SOS winter competition, with application forms available from the canteen. If your team is not interested in nominating, look at combining teams.
There are only three games remaining in the summer competition, so now is the time to start planning for the next competition.
In last week’s games, Micks Mowing and The Saps played out a 4-all draw on field two.
Kassey had a problem at one stage and did not know which way to run, but she found her bearings in the end. Frank (Mr Tucabia) filled in for Saps and almost scored from a free kick.
Tony White, Shan Warren, Lilie Warren, M Sear, Peter Allen, T Allsison, M Revell and A Louthia were the goal-scorers.
Attack was the order of the day when Grafton Thunder met The Blues – or was it just poor defence?
Adamson, Linnerton, Lynwood, Limbert, White, Chaffey, McConnell, Krizmar and Woefle got on to the scoreboard.
Cangy-Angy almost had to forfeit its game because of a lack of numbers but rivals Forestry Services did the right thing and loaned a few players but still made sure they finished the match 2-1 up.
Browny and T Norton both scored spectacular goals from corner kicks, with B Doyle putting away the winning goal.
Winmills dominated possession in their game against Flat Whites but Kerry Skinner was on fire in goal and kept the scoreline to 3-1.
Shuan Kippax, Stu Tait and McSkimming scored for Winmills, with C Tompson finding the net for Flat Whites.
Road Runners took on Valley Signs and while both teams tried to find the opposition goal, excellent defence kept the scoreboard clean at the break.
A change of ’keeper for Valley seemed to cause a little confusion in defence, with Lindsay Nash tapping in an easy goal to grab the win. D Pattison and Damien Sartori won the player awards.
Odd Balls played well in their game against Black Toyota, with the teams locked together at 1-all with only 15 minutes remaining. Unfortunately, Odd Balls ran out of puff and let in three late goals.
V Blanch, Alan Patterson, Chris Johnson (2) and John scored the goals, with Simon Trivett and Owen Patterson winning the player awards.
Misfits were in front 2-0 in their game against Poles & Holes when Kellie Foster was injured, forcing an early end to the game.
We all wish Kellie a quick recovery.
Country Energy dominated early in its game against Total Graffiti but could not convert possession into goals.
Graffiti rebounded to win 1-0, with Mrs Bender and Chris Matthers claiming the player awards.
Grafton Lightning matched it with Hanks Kitchen in the late game but just could not finish off the final pass.
Hanks won 2-1 thanks to goals from Danny Cogle and Wayne Robinson, with B Ellis scoring for Lightning. Peter Cahill and C Riepon won player awards.
Tucabia and XVII played in the late game, with the referee having to remind both teams of the social nature of the competition.
Tucabia finished 4-3 in front, thanks to a hat-trick from G Falconer and a lone goal to Santi. M Clark, D Clark and S O’Malley scored for XVII.
IF you would like to see a full season draw, look at team photos, check out the competition rules or just want more information about the competitions, visit the association web page at www.graftonsos.org.au.