Challenge now is to be ?best of the best

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

THE euphoria of a successful grand final weekend is only just starting to die down for North Coast Football Zone supporters but the team's that won this year's minor premiership have to now set their minds for chasing loftier titles.

The Soccer NSW Champion of Champions tournament kicks-off tomorrow and the best that our locals can offer are taking on the creme de la creme of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs competition.

One of those teams who has to come down from the high of a come from behind victory in a grand final is the Coffs United Lionesses who won their Women's Premier League title.

Coach Jodi Worboys admits that it's hard getting the team re-focused for the challenge ahead.

"We trained on Thursday night and many of them were focused," the coach said.

"Luckily for us our 16 girls team are playing in the grand final today and a lot of them play in our side. That should switch their minds back onto the job."

Taking on the Dunbar Rovers tomorrow at Boambee's Ayreshire Park, Worboys admits that one of the difficulties of the tournament is constantly coming up against unknown opposition.

"I've had a look on the net during the week and even though it's just their match reports, it looks like they've got a couple of gun players in their team, particularly their striker," she said.

"It's going to be hard but luckily I've got two or three players in my team who can play pretty much in any position so early on we'll just take it as it comes and try to play our game. Hopefully we'll be able to contain them."



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