Bellingen dominate Futsal tourmanent
BELLINGEN High school teams dominated the regional futsal championships for girls and boys teams at Sportz Central earlier this month.
Bellingen entered five teams in the six divisions winning the 14 years boys, 16 years boys and 16 years girls while the 14 years girls and 19 years boys, were runners up in their divisions.
The day started slowly for the girls in the 14 years division with a hard fought 5-1 loss at the hands of Duval High School, but this was many of the girls first real game and certainly the first time they had played together.
The next game saw the girls learn to work together as they had a strong win 7-1 over Bishop Druitt College A before accounting for Bishop Druitt college B, 5-2 giving them a place in the final against Duval High School.
Again, it was a hard fought game and despite a number of missed opportunities the girls eventually went down 3-0.
Goals on the day were well spread around with Jessica Kelly (5), Nikki McNamara (2), Georgia Manser (3), Bonnie Drough, Ester Henderson, Lanika Stockton and Tina McRae finding the net.
Best players on the day were Sam Snow and Jessica Kelly with most improved Georgia Manser.
The 16 years girls also started slowly meeting Duval High School in the first round.
The game went to Duval 4-2 but the score was not an indication of the game.
From here their results improved with the girls combining well to beat Macksville High School 14-1 and Bishop Druitt College 8-2 for a re-match against Duval in the final.
This time the girls were confident taking control of the game and finally putting one in the net to give them a 1-0 victory.
Goals were widespread showing the depth of talent in this team.
Jessica Davis topped the pole with 8 goals followed by Georgia Myles (7), Renee Rothberg (3), Rachel Freeman (3), Tehani Vicario (3) and Hayley Boyd.
This was an outstanding team effort, however, special mention must go to Rachel Freeman and Georgia Myles who were superb throughout the day with their control and passing game.