Eyes on the prize: Coffs United Lions player Ryan Turner (left) and Urunga Raiders rival Bradd Danzey both want to take home
Eyes on the prize: Coffs United Lions player Ryan Turner (left) and Urunga Raiders rival Bradd Danzey both want to take home

History awaits Lions, Raiders

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

BOTH teams in tonight's North Coast Football NBN Premier League grand final will be chasing history.

The local competition's eternal powerhouse Coffs United Lions will be chasing the glory of winning a third successive title for the first time in the club's history.

This year's Cinderella story, Urunga Raiders, will be trying to break a long drought at the International Stadium by securing their first title in 26 years.

These two combatants have met four times already this year with honours shared at two wins apiece but Coffs United can lay claim to a psycholgical advantage having beaten the Raiders twice in the past month including a 2-0 victory in the major semi-final a fortnight ago.

Raiders coach Jason Breton refuses to accept that because of the results his team is the overwhelming underdog in this contest.

"Mate we expect to take the trophy home, no doubt," he said.

"I have no concerns about the manner in which we lost a couple of weeks ago, I'm very confident the NBN Cup will be headed over to the Cabbage Patch."



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