All eyes on NCF semi finals
ALL eyes are on North Coast Football's semi-final showdowns after five tough fought encounters this weekend.
Coffs United settled today's minor premiership, handing the Urunga Raiders a 2-1 defeat at McLean St.
The Lions had needed only a draw to retain the top spot.
Playing on home turf, Ben Mackay scored two goals for the Lions while Craig Simpson got one into the net for the Raiders.
As the Lions celebrated today's victory, the news was not so good for Northern Storm Thunder - knocked out of the finals by Sawtell 3-2.
Boambee meanwhile secured their spot in the semis with a comfortable 8-1 win over the Coffs Coast Tigers.
Grafton United fended off Westlawn Tigers 3-2 and Woolgoolga failed to overcome Orara Valley 5-0.
The four teams through to the semi-finals, will see the Lions face Boambee and Urunga take on Sawtell with two weeks of action kicking off this Sunday at Ayrshire Park and Toormina.
North Coast Football's Terry Allen said the semi-finals are shaping up to be a rare repeat of history.
"It's exactly the same as last year - we have the same finals format and the same teams."
"None of us predicted that and it won't be easy to pick."
In today's other news, Jamie Kennedy from Northern Storm claimed the well deserved and coveted Golden Boot with 28 goals for the season.