Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Calm and Composed; Hooker Plays His Hand to Perfection in Seagulls' Win

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Calm and Composed; Hooker Plays His Hand to Perfection in Seagulls' Win

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Byline: Mitchell Craig Mitchell.Craig@northernstar.com.au

BALLINA hooker Andrew Battese injected himself at crucial moments when the Seagulls beat Byron Bay 20-6 in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at Byron Bay yesterday.

Battese scored the only try in the second half with a grubber kick in the previous set forcing a Byron Bay error on their own tryline.

The Red Devils' defence was committed but was always going to crack after the amount of possession they gave away to the defending premiers.

Ballina were far from brilliant but showed plenty of composure.

Earlier, the Seagulls took a 2-0 lead before winger Mason Lane scored a converted try in the eighth minute.

Byron Bay were getting trapped in their own half but managed to score almost straight away when they found themselves in attacking range.

Halfback Ryan O'Connell put in a clever kick for fullback Dan Lollback to score a try and reduce the margin to 8-6.

It was a brave showing from Lollback, who looked concussed late in the game but managed to stay on the field. …

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