Lennox Head stayed alive in Far North Coast rugby union on Saturday, beating Wollongbar Alstonville 27-14 in the minor semi-final.

The win means Lennox are still a chance of defending the premiership they won last year.

They now will meet the loser of next Saturday’s major semi-final between Ballina and Lismore at Ballina.

First grade
LENNOX HEAD 27 (Matthew Aherne, Jamie Tredinnick, Braidon Boniface tries, Adam Gordon 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals) d WOLLONGBAR-ALSTONVILLE 14 (Steven Mison, Josh Damen tries, Jerone McMurray 2 conversions). Half-time: Nil-all.

Reserve grade
LISMORE CITY 23 (Mark Sivewright, Jesse Gill, Vaughan Nilsson tries, Mark Sivewright conversion, 2 penalty goals) d WOLLONGBAR ALSTONVILLE 18 (Steven Mison, Luke Nunn tries, Steven Mison conversion, Michael Turnbull 2 penalty goals). Half-time: Wollongbar-Alstonville 10-8.

GRAFTON 27 (Eden Henwood 2, Huan Collie, Jamie Stockton tries, Kyle Hancock 2 conversions, Huan Collie drop goal) d SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY 22 (Brett Johnston, Tom Frost, Jarrah McReaddie, Lachlan Pursche tries, Blake Brewer-Charles conversion). Half-time: Grafton 20-7

Third grade
SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY 42 (Christian Layland 2, Matt Anderson, Charlie Simkin, Dion Thompson, Luke Douglas tries, Charlie Simkin 6 conversions) d GRAFTON 14 (Aaron Webb, Scott Forwell tries, Matt Davidson 2 conversions). Half-time: SCU 28-14.

Village competition:
KYOGLE 7 (Adam Nicholson try, conversion) d EVANS RIVER 7 (Les Lewis-Hughes try, Nathan Gemmell conversion). Half-time: Kyogle 7-0.

at Quays Reserve,
3:30pm: First grade, Ballina v Lismore City
2pm: Second grade, Ballina v Lennox Head
12:30pm: Under-19s, Wollongbar-Alstonville v Lismore City
11am: Third grade, Lismore City v Ballina

Major semi-final at Yamba Oval
2pm: Yamba v Bangalow