Far North Coast rugby union competition leaders Ballina continued their run of successes with a 19-15 win over Coolangatta Tweed on Saturday.
The win sees Ballina with an 11-point buffer over second-placed Wollongbar Alstonville, who beat Lennox Head 21-17 yesterday.
Other winners were Southern Cross over Lismore and Grafton, who finally cracked a win, 15-14 over fourth-placed Casino.
First Grade results:
Wollongbar Alstonville 21 (Adam Law, Josh Damen tries, Terry Murphy 3 penalty goals, Josh Damen conversion) d Lennox Head 17 (Jeff Wilson, Dane Bellato, Sean Petrou tries, James Barnes conversion)
Ballina 19 (Adam Fisher, Chris Long, Trent Gasnier tries, Kane Scott 2 conversions) d Coolangatta Tweed 15 (Anaru Smith, Tereme Mio tries, Vincent Latailakepa conversion, penalty goal)
Grafton 15 (Sam Gerrard 2, Scott Lloyd tries) d Casino 14 (Craig Connolly, Luke Serone tries, Wayne Dean 2 conversions)
Southern Cross 17 (Murray Wade 2, Martin Day tries, Peato Lafaele conversion) d Lismore 7 (Craig Jones try, Ben Felicioni conversion)
Pointscore: Ballina 42, Wollongbar Alstonville 31, Lismore 29, Casino 21, Lennox Head 17, Southern Cross 13, Coolangatta Tweed 13, Grafton 5.
Wollongbar Alstonville 10 d Lennox Head 9
Lismore 36 d Southern Cross 5
Grafton 41 d Casino 7
Ballina 32 d Coolangatta Tweed 27
Wollongbar Alstonville 57 d Mullumbimby 10
Lismore 22 d Southern Cross 19
Kyogle 22 d Ballina 0
Grafton 29 d Casino 17
Ballina 53 d Grafton 0
Lismore 27 d Southern Cross 5
Bangalow 20 d Kyogle 10
Evans River 14 d Iluka 8
Yamba 61 d Mullumbimby 0