Breakers on song in finals


A SLOW start to the season has blossomed into a late burst that may carry Corindi-Red Rock all the way to the premiership.

The Breakers were an unstoppable force at the 'The Den' on Saturday as they convincingly won their Elimination Final against Coffs United 3-0.

A slick passing game from midfielders Courtney Lowe, Ellie Slater and Kenishia Warren provided the platform for the Breakers win which puts them into their fifth grand final in seven years.

Corindi-Red Rock burst on to the scoreboard after a quarter of an hour when golden boot leader Gabby Dickinson found the back of the net with a long hard shot from outside the penalty area that nearly brought the house down among the large group of Corindi supporters who attended.

The Breakers took a two-goal lead into the break when Courtney Lowe made no mistake with a well timed strike to the side of the net after receiving a perfectly weighted pass from Warren.

With their season on the line the Lionesses came out firing for the second stanza and were placing plenty of pressure on the opposition with some strong tackling.

The referee almost blew the pea out of his whistle from the free kicks that were awarded.

Coffs United were certainly more threatening in attack in the second half but many of their forward thrusts were thwarted by Alexis Touzel who led the Breakers' defence.

It was Dickinson who put the contest out of the Lionesses' reach when she scored her second of the match after beautifully set up by Emily Campbell who supported well.

There's no doubting that the Breakers are playing attractive football but next week they face a difficult examination. Urunga haven't been beaten since the 2007 finals series and will prove a tough nut to crack.

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