Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Coraki, Star Start with Solid Wins

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Coraki, Star Start with Solid Wins

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Byline: Wendy Trudgeon Far North Coast Hockey

CORAKI and Northern Star came away with solid wins in the opening games of Premier League men's hockey involving Far North Coast and Grafton clubs.

The Mid-Richmond team defeated Royals 2-1 while Star accounted for Barbarians 3-1 after leading 1-0 at half-time.

Alex Powell opened the scoring for Coraki when a drag-flick shot off a penalty corner dribbled over the line.

It only just got past Royals goalkeeper Joshua Rose's valiant attempt to save.

Cory Thomas, Simon Brown, Harley Brown and Matt Scurr had solid games for Coraki while Jackson Gwynne made several vital saves in goal.

Powell scored Coraki's second by converting a penalty corner with a hard shot just inside the left upright.

Royals' Kane Hancock converted a penalty stroke mid-way through the second half to halve the deficit but they were unable to find another.

The Grafton team's best players were Matthew Lobsey, Harrison Smith and Jack Hancock. …

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