Ballina Seahorses have fallen to a second successive defeat in FNC rugby, this time a 23-17 loss to Lismore in Ballina on Saturday.

Last weekend Southern Cross ended Ballina’s unbeaten run, and now Lismore has repeated the effort against the competition leaders.

In other weekend games:

Grafton made a mockery of their last-placed position, hammering Coolangatta Tweed 62-0.

Lennox Head continued their late-season surge to defend their major premiership with a 37-0 win over Southern Cross.

Casino beat Wollongbar Alstonville 26-14.

Round 12 – 25th July 2009

First Grade

Grafton 62 (John Morgan 3, Tim Landrigan 2, Ben Robertson, Brett Graham, Matt Wake, Scott Lloyd, Simon Robertson tries, Brennan Farrell 6 conversions) d Coolangatta Tweed 0.

Casino 26 (David Makejev, Casper Repko, Darren Lohmann, Adam Gould tries, Brenton Fuller 3 conversions) d Wollongbar Alstonville 14 (Matt Scott, Arlo Cluff tries, Jerone McMurray 2 conversions).

Lennox Head 37 (Braidon Boniface 2, Tony Buchanan, James Barnes, Harry Witt, James Coventry, Jamie Tredinnick tries, Tony Buchanan conversion) d Southern Cross 0.

Lismore 23 (Damien Keys, Craig Jones tries, Ben Felicioni 2 conversions, 3 penalty goals) d Ballina 17 (Kane Scott 2 tries, 2 conversions, penalty goal).

Pointscore – Ballina 50, Lismore 42, Wollongbar Alstonville 36, Lennox Head 32, Casino 28, Southern Cross 22, Coolangatta Tweed 14, Grafton 10,

Reserve Grade
Wollongbar Alstonville 50 d Casino 7
Coolangatta Tweed 34 d Grafton 7
Lismore 7 d Ballina 5
Lennox Head 39 d Southern Cross 7

Under 19
Wollongbar Alstonville 19 d Casino 3
Southern Cross 50 d Mullumbimby 0
Grafton 50 d Kyogle 0
Lismore 27 d Ballina 5

Third Grade
Lismore 10 d Ballina 0
Grafton 50 d Southern Cross 0

Village Competition
Bangalow 18 d Evans River 8
Iluka 50 d Mullumbimby 0
Yamba 50 d Byron Bay 0