Bombers coach feels the Raiders are not unbeatable
BRADY Parker would prefer not to be heading to The Cabbage Patch tomorrow but knows the meeting against Urunga has to happen some time.
Boambee's coach needs the top pair of clubs, Urunga and Coffs United, to keep on winning so his men can focus on beating the clutch of teams that surround them.
"We need the Lions and Raiders winning but not against us," Parker laughed.
"Unfortunately we let a couple of games slip when we should never have been in that position with the loss to Coffs Tigers particularly putting us at a disadvantage.
"What will help is having some results go our way - a draw between Northern Storm and Maclean would be nice - but saying that, we have to focus immediately on being the first side this year to knock over Urunga when we meet tomorrow."
Last year's grand finalists always play it close and Parker tips a game going either way.
"We will attack from the start and keep the momentum flowing," he said.
"Tactically, they have a knack of sitting back to absorb everything you throw at them.
"They try to defend you out of the game before hitting you with something unexpected and that's why we must be on our guard.
"Also I hope we get the close calls going our way for a change as there have been a couple of occasions lately when we've copped the rough end of the stick.
"It's not going to be an easy game for us to win but I know we have the players who can do it."
With Coffs United playing away this weekend the clash with the Dingoes will be delayed until mid week.
NORTH COAST FOOTBALL
Premier league matches
3pm: Urunga v Grafton United at The Cabbage Patch
3pm: Maclean v Boambee at Wherrett Park
3pm: Northern Storm v Woolgoolga at York Street
Bye: Coffs United
3pm: Woolgoolga v Grafton United at Clive Joass Memorial Fields
3pm: Northern Storm v Maclean at Korora
5pm: Westlawn v Sawtell at Barnier Park
2pm: Urunga v Boambee at The Cabbage Patch
7.55pm: Orara Valley v Coffs United at Dairyville Road
Bye: Coffs Coast Tigers