Lennox Head went on the rampage in Cooper’s Far North Coast rugby union on Saturday, inflicting a 73-7 defeat on Southern Cross University at Williams Reserve, Lennox Head.
Lennox Head scored 12 tries, highlighted by a three-try effort by No 10 Tony Buchanan.
Halfback Adam Gordon chipped in with a double.
The big win sees Lennox on top of the table, five clear of Wollongbar Alstonville, who toppled previous joint leaders Coolangatta-Tweed 22-12..
Lismore also had a big win, thrashing Yamba 45-0.
Lismore 45 (Stephen Hughes, Matt Larsson 2, James Wood, Simon Gava, Matt Bermingham tries, James Wood 5 conversions) d Yamba 0.
Grafton 26 (Paul Cameron, Brett Graham, Brennan Farrell, Sam Gerrard tries, Trent Dickson 3 conversions) d Casino 5 (Shaun Makings try).
Lennox Head 73 (Tony Buchanan 3, Adam Gordon 2, Jamie Tredinnick, James Pearson, Harry Witt, Trent Gasnier, Matthew Gibson, Lachlan McKillop, Jackson Hatfield Tries, Trent Gasnier 4 conversions) d Southern Cross 7 (Bob White try, James Wivell conversion).
Wollongbar Alstonville 22 (Ben Damen, Luke Nunn, Aaron Burnett tries, Ben Damen conversion, penalty goal, Terry Murphy conversion) d Coolangatta Tweed 12 (Shane Proctor, Dallas Emery tries, Todd Heywood conversion).
Pointscore: Lennox Head 24, Wollongbar Alstonville 19, Coolangatta Tweed 18, Ballina 15, Grafton 15, Lismore 14, Casino 13, Southern Cross 7, Yamba 1.
Casino 22 d Grafton 5
Lennox Head 41 d Southern Cross 12
Ballina 54 d Mullumbimby 0
Coolangatta Tweed 41 d Wollongbar Alstonville 5
Evans River 17 d Wollongbar Alstonville 12
Lismore 50 d Yamba 0
Grafton 26 d Casino 5
Wollongbar Alstonville 19 d Coolangatta Tweed 10
Ballina 50 d Mullumbimby 0
Lennox Head 17 d Southern Cross 0
Village Competition (Round 9)
Bangalow 24 d Iluka 0
Byron Bay 50 d Richmond Range 0
Kyogle 10 d Evans River 7