Storm stung by Scorpions
By BORIS SVRZNJAK
FOOTBALL'S who's who were on hand at Korora to see the Sawtell Scorpions run out convincing winners over Northern Storm 4-1 on Sunday in the North Coast Football League.
Spectators witnessed a match lacking any real flair considering the pre match hype of a mid table clash.
It was the Scorpions who opened the account first in the 10th minute when a Scorpion low driven corner was fumbled by keeper Smith and ever ready striker Joel Parkin made no mistake with his gift.
A further 10 minutes had passed when Jake Glover scored the goal of the day with beautiful time volley outside the box to drift the ball over the out stretched hands of the Storm keeper.
Early into the second half, Storm were revived when Evan Williams pegged back a goal after a goal mouth scramble. Storm's Jade Porter could have equalled the score as well as taken Storm further ahead with numerous chances but only to spray the ball wide and over the bar.
Scorpions, sensing the Storm's upperhand, lifted a gear and produced some enterprising play, with Tye O'Connor running down the right channel of the Storm defence to score Sawtell's third goal.
A super interchange was made, and young Jake Glover dazzled the crowd, with a superbly timed run and cleverly executed finish to score his double and secure the win for the Scorpions.
Scorpions' coach Ian Glover was disappointed with his side's patchy performance and the lack of games in the last three weeks.
He felt his players were rusty and will need to be improve and be ready for next weeks mega game against the Woolgoolga Wolves.
Storm coach Danny Milligan was also disappointed with his side and basically felt the pre game match plan had failed and cost them a win.
In reserve grade a tightly contested game produced a 0-0 result.
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