Northern Storm's Riley Dillon was hard to handle in his side's 8-1 defeat of Boambee at Ayrshire Park
Northern Storm's Riley Dillon was hard to handle in his side's 8-1 defeat of Boambee at Ayrshire Park Rob Wright/The Coffs Coast Advoc

Boambee beaten by perfect Storm

NORTHERN Storm has gone a long way to wrapping up the NCF First Division minor Premiership with an 8-1 victory against Boambee at Ayrshire Park.

The result sees the storm maintain its three point lead at the top of the table but also lifts its goal difference to above second placed Coffs United.

Despite Boambee coming into the match on the back of its second win, the home side were always going to have tough time against its well drilled opponents.

It didn't take long for the visitors to get on the score board when Jamie Kennedy hit the back of the net after only five minutes setting the scene for what would become a very one sided game of football.

Precocious Northern Storm youngster Riley Dillon proved too good for the Boambee defence creating goals for Brendon Myers and Jason hart to take his side into the break leading 4-0.

"Riley (Dillon) is a key player for us and it was great to see him in form," Storm coach Jade Porter said.

"He helped our strikers get on the scoresheet which is what you like to see ahead of the finals."

Dillon turned from provider to goal scorer not long after the resumption of the match volleying home just inside the 18 yard box to make it 5-0.

Things got tougher and tougher for Boambee as the game wore on with the Storm scoring three more in quick succession.

A goal from Boambee Striker Nick Sipple at the death provided something for the home team to celebrate but by that point the match was well and truly over.

"It was a solid performance from us today and considering we had a few boys out with injury i was happy with the result," Porter said.

"It is always good to see your strikers working hard and they definitely did that today.

"Next week we have a very tough match to end the season so we will need to be at our best.

"It's good we have wrapped up a major semi but the focus is securing the minor premiership with a win against Maclean."

NORTHERN STORM 4 (B Myers 4 R Dillon G Scully J Hart J Kennedy goals) bt BOAMBEE 1 (N Sipple goal)

At Ayrshire Park, Boambee.

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