IMPORTANT MEETING: Port Macquarie travels to Sawtell/Toormina for a top-of-the-ladder encounter.
IMPORTANT MEETING: Port Macquarie travels to Sawtell/Toormina for a top-of-the-ladder encounter. Donna Lynch

Clash to find a flag favourite

SINCE the start of the AFL North Coast season, nobody has been able to say with any certainty who the premiership favourite is.

Perhaps today’s match of the day at Richardson Park will finally produce an answer.

The top-of-the-ladder clash between reigning premier Sawtell/Toormina and Port Macquarie could see the Magpies move two matches clear on top of the ladder if the side can repeat their rare win at the Sawtell ground two months ago.

The Saints have won four matches on the trot and a win today will see them draw level with Port and be seen as the flag favourite.

This is the only fixture on the Coffs Coast today.

Grafton will be travelling to Fitzroy Oval to meet the Coffs Breakers.

On paper, victory over the winless Tigers appears a formality, but the Breakers will need to guard against complacency, which could be compounded by the fact nobody has played for the past two weekends.

The third round of Cross Conference footy will be played next weekend, so teams will be keen to take winning form into these testing matches in Port Macquarie and Byron Bay.

AFL North Coast has announced the matches at Port will be designated a White Ribbon Round to support the campaign to stop men’s violence against women.



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