Local soccer sides Narrabri FC and Crossroads Elevens FC hosted Moree Services Club FC One and Two respectively in round 17 of the Namoi Soccer League.


The first game of the double header, held at Hogan Oval, saw table-toppers Narrabri FC continue its undefeated season when it took on an understrength but very intense Moree One outfit.

The visitors travelled with just nine players and lost their goalkeeper Will Hawken on the 10-minute mark to a red card so was forced to play the remainder of the contest with just eight players.

Narrabri FC was able to pick up a 2-nil win to record its 13th straight win and complete a clean sweep of the second-placed side in the 2019 regular season.

The home side scored within the opening five minutes as Moree netted an own goal to break the early deadlock.

But the visitors would then frustrate FC as the hosts failed to score their second until the 70th minute.

The second goal was a screamer from Cooper Brayshaw who struck a volley with incredible technique that went in off the post, converting a cross sent in from the left by his brother Jake Brayshaw.

The match finished 2-0 with a goal coming either side of half-time for the reigning premiers.

In the second match of the double header Crossroads Eleven FC fought valiantly to keep its final series hopes alive but failed to capitalise on goal-scoring opportunities.

Moree Two scored just before the half-time whistle and scored two quick-fire goals deep into the second stanza to take a 3-0 win and crush Crossroads’ finals hopes.