Ballina’s unbeaten run in Far North Coast Rugby Union has ended. The Seahorses lost 32-27 to a resurgent Southern Cross University at Ballina yesterday.
Uni crossed for five tries to Ballina’s four, but the win still sees them out of the top four.
Ballina still has an 11-point buffer at the top of the table.
Other weekend winners were Lismore over Coolangatta Tweed, Wollongbar Alstonville in a 71-0 shellacking of Grafton, and Lennox Head over Casino.
Lismore 34 (Stephen Hughes 2, Rory Richardson, Ben Lynch, Ray Taylor tries, Ben Felicioni 3 conversions, penalty goal) d Coolangatta Tweed 5 (James Perkins try)
Wollongbar Alstonville 71 (Ryan Hamilton 2, Josh Damen 2, James Nunn 2, Kent Sharman, Jerone McMurray, Scott Burgess, Lachlan Crockett, Tim Perkins tries, Jerone McMurray 8 conversions) d Grafton 0
Lennox Head 29 (Tony Buchanan 2, Tom Sandstrom, James Barnes, Harry Witt tries, Mathew Barnes 2 conversions) d Casino 19 (David Makejev, Michael Sherry, Casper Repko tries, Dwayne Corrigan, Michael Sherry conversions)
Southern Cross 32 (Peato Lafaele, Mick Clark, Matt Want, Will Latham, Beau Wilks tries, Peato Lafaele conversion, penalty goal, Joel McKenzie conversion) d Ballina 27 (Andrew Gordon 2, Rick Randall 2 tries, Adam Fisher 2 conversions, penalty goal)
Pointscore – Ballina 49, Lismore 38, Wollongbar Alstonville 36, Lennox Head 27, Casino 23, Southern Cross 22, Coolangatta Tweed 14, Grafton 5,
Wollongbar Alstonville 29 d Grafton 14
Lismore 57 d Coolangatta Tweed 0
Ballina 55 d Southern Cross 0
Lennox Head 45 d Casino 5
Wollongbar Alstonville 36 d Grafton 10
Southern Cross 19 d Ballina 12
Lismore 50 d Kyogle 0
Mullumbimby 5 d Casino 3
Ballina 26 d Southern Cross 5
Lismore 50 d Grafton 0
Bangalow 8 d Iluka 0
Kyogle 10 d Evans River 9
Mullumbimby 10 drew with Byron Bay 10