Lismore’s Trinity Catholic College first area winner in Cup

June 6, 2016

in News

By Greg Danvers

Media Manager

TRINITY Catholic College Lismore today claimed the Northern NSW Far North Coast area final 4-1 over a gallant Mt St Patrick College of Mullumbimby and will now play the winner of the NNSW New England North West Region before the end of term.

Click here to read The Northern Star’s report published on Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Carinya Christian College and Duval High School will contest the Area 5B Final – New England North West – which is scheduled to be played on or before 17 June.

In today’s Far North Coast Final, Trinity took several minutes to settle in to the match and by the 10-minute marker had asserted their authority on the game.

DSCN0331Trinity’s Charlie Burton unleashed a venomous shot on goal that ricocheted off the near post, then parried away by St Patrick’s ‘keeper Callum van Der Drest but fell at the feet of Lachlan Haslen who calmly slotted home the first of five well taken goals.

Trinity’s rangy striker Dylan Parkes doubled the lead five minutes later before St Patrick’s Finn Whitney reduced the lead to 2-1.

Eli Gambley netted a double on 25 and 27 minutes as half time closed in to send Trinity to the break 4-1 leaders and eventual winners.


“In the first half, our boys their movement, control of the ball and intensity was very good,” said Trinity co-coach Paul Archer.

Jo Morgan, Archer’s co-coach added: “It was a good game to watch, they played really well.

“We talked about intestate at the start, coming out with a higher intensity and I think that’s what changed the game, we put a few away early.”

St Patrick’s came out after the break and threw everything, bar the kitchen sink, at Trinity but were unable to add to the scoreline, nor did they allow Trinity to have all their own way.

“They are a really strong team,” said Archer of Mt St Patrick College.

“We are very lucky we have a squad of very competent players, and our skills levels are just a bit higher.”

Mt St Patrick College coach Tim Whitney paid tribute to Trinity’s structures and the quality of their forwards but was not unhappy with his charges.

“There’s a couple of boys who are playing their last season in the Bill Turner Cup and they were the leaders today,” Whitney said.

“They gave all they had so I am happy with their performance.”

Details (Updated 8 June): Trinity Catholic College (Lismore) 4 (Lachlan Haslen 10minute, Dylan Parkes 15m, Nick Essery 25m, 27m) bt Mt St Patrick (Mullumbimby) 1 (Finn Whitney 18m) in the NNSW Far North Coast Regional Final at Oakes Oval.

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