a back to front win for the rams


Sam Robson one-on-one with the embattled Lennox keeper [© Dogwhistle Creative]

With a few key players away for last Friday night's clash with Lennox Head, Byron's Summer Youth League Coach, Jonathan Pierce, shook things up a little by running defenders Sam Robson and brother Nolan Pierce up front.

Nolan Pierce in full-flight on his way to a hat-trick [© Dogwhistle Creative]

The combination proved to be devastating, with the experienced backs revelling in their attacking role right from the kick-off. A hat-trick for Pierce assured the young Rams a comfortable 5 - 0 win over their coastal rivals and took Jonathan and his SAE Institute sponsored squad a step closer to Championship honours.

One of many desperate goalmouth skirmishes as Robson and Pierce overwhelm the Lennox defence [© Dogwhistle Creative]

An upset draw for Workers with Ballina on Friday has improved Byron's chances for outright victory. The ladder is very tight, but wins this Friday against Italo Stars and in the final round against Lismore Thistles will give the Rams an unbeaten - and unbeatable - lead and a third consecutive enscription on the Championship Trophy.

On the attack and flying high – Sam Robson again challenges the Lennox keeper [© Dogwhistle Creative]

Head out to North Lismore this Friday evening for some fast-paced and highly entertaining football.

words and photos by Greg Meek

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Byron Bay v Italo Stars 6:30pm, Friday 23 November, Barrow Lane, North Lismore