The Mad Hatters

Alex Nolan battles with James Joyce at the soccer - Coffs United Vs Westlawn Tigers at McLean Street. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Alex Nolan battles with James Joyce at the soccer - Coffs United Vs Westlawn Tigers at McLean Street. Photo: Leigh Jensen / The Coffs Coast Advocate Leigh Jensen

BEN Mackay and Nathan Silvy both earned man of the match performances after their thrilling hat-tricks helped Coffs United pound the Westlawn Tigers 8-0.

"Yeah, I'm happy. It's always good to score goals," Mackay said.

"We've been going really hard in training and been putting it together. We've got our hard run now - Woopi away, then Urunga and Storm to finish. We aren't getting complacent at all," said the striker.

It was swarm after swarm of attack that sent Westlawn home with their tails between their legs, after United controlled nearly every aspect of the game.

After Wednesday night's 10-2 win against the Coffs Tigers, United now are within sniffing distance of a minor premiership, providing they overcome Woolgoolga, Urunga and Storm

"We've got to say the old cliché and take it one game at a time, but we know that we can't afford to drop any points from here on in," Mackay said.

"If we can win the next three games...we win the league and it's in our hands, if we drop points it's obviously out of our hands. We are just concentrating on winning each game.

"It'll definitely be a massive achievement (winning the league). It'll be something they can't take off us. Coming from eight behind and winning the league, I'll be very proud that's for sure," he said.

United winger Scott Goddard said after the game that he was only looking at one game at a time after today's win.

"We've got Woopi which will be tough, so we can't be dropping points there. We just want to keep up the pace leading into the last few games," Goddard said.

They (Urunga and Storm) both had good wins on the weekend so it'll be important to keep on going and moving forward, but at the moment its going really well.

Speaking about the point's deduction at the start of the season, Goddard laid claim that it had a positive effect within the club.

"I wouldn't say we've got a grudge against anyone. We've just been taking it as it comes.

"At the same time, it has bonded the whole club together, the coaches, the players, the parents and the committee, it's just been a whole big movement from the club and really spurned us on," he said.

NCF Premier League Round 15 Results:

Urunga def Orara 3-0

Sawtell def Boambee 2-0

Woolgoolga def Maclean 2-0

Coffs United def Westlawn 8-0

Storm def Coffs Tigers 3-0

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