Bombers take on undefeated Bobcats
ALL season followers of the round ball have been waiting for the top-of-the-table clash between reigning premiers Maclean and the attacking force that is Boambee.
Tomorrow the clash finally arrives when they meet at the Bombers’ home ground at Ayrshire Park.
For the Bombers a victory tomorrow will see them climb to the top of the ladder and prove that they’re a genuine threat just like the 2008 team that narrowly lost the grand final.
Boambee coach Paul Walsh has built a team that is scoring plenty of goals with the Parker brothers Brady and Wade doing most of the damage.
While the pair get the majority of the plaudits, though, a defence led by acrobatic goalkeeper Jake Stitt has been miserly and is conceding only fractionally more than one goal per game.
The Bobcats aren’t undefeated for nothing though.
Whatever the Parkers throw up, Maclean pair Fraser Robinson and Jarrod Doyle can match.
Some people say that tomorrow’s encounter is a grand final preview but there’s one club who will seriously argue that point.
Three wins in a row after a shaky start to the season has seen perennial North Coast Football powerhouse Coffs United jump up to third position on the table.
Tomorrow the Lions face an important clash against fellow finals aspirant Urunga at the Cabbage Patch.
Coffs United will be playing their third match in eight days which will give Urunga some advantage on top of the one they usually enjoy when playing at home.
Woolgoolga are travelling to Dairyville Road this afternoon to face Orara Valley in a crucial clash.
The winner will stay in touch with the top four while the loser could almost kiss their finals dreams goodbye.
In women’s 1st division the top four teams on the table all face each other.
Urunga travel to Corindi for a replay of last year’s grand final while top of the table Woolgoolga play host to Coffs United.
A lot of questions regarding the credentials of all four teams should be answered this afternoon. Both Sawtell and Boambee are expected to win today and they will also be hoping Urunga beats the Breakers so the pair can stay in close touch of fourth position.