Classic finish coming up

NOT even the best Hollywood scriptwriters could have come up with a better finish to a soccer season.

Coming into next week's final round of the Men's 1st Division there are four teams - Sawtell, Woolgoolga, Coffs Coast Tigers and Northern Storm, all vying for the last available finals position.

By some magnificent twist of fate, all four teams face each other this Sunday in the final round.

Sawtell will play host to the Tigers while Woolgoolga will travel to Korora to take on the Storm.

Both the Tigers and the Storm kept their finals hopes alive on the weekend by collecting all three points from their matches.

Coffs Coast trounced a lethargic Boambee 3-0 while the Storm struggled more than most thought against Orara Valley before prevailing 2-1.

Sawtell will have to cover a few defensive cracks that were highlighted on Saturday night when they were beaten 4-0 by a rampant Coffs United at The Den.

The Lions are once again in ominous form.

Despite comfortably wrapping up the champions title, the Lions haven't taken their foot off the pedal as evidenced by their fourth successive clean sheet.

Woolgoolga's 1-all draw with Maclean on Saturday night was enough to see them move level with Sawtell in fourth spot but still a long way behind the Scorpions on goal difference.

The Wolves have now earned themselves 10 points from their past four matches to make them one of the form teams in the competition leading into the finals.

Urunga made sure they sent off their premiership coach Jason Breton in style in his last game in charge of the club.

The Raiders never looked like taking anything other than the three points from their home game against the cellar dwelling Westlawn Tigers.

Women's top four looks settled

THE final day's matches in the top flight women's competition probably won't be as dramatic as it seems a long shot that the Coffs Coast Tigers can force their way into the top four on Saturday.

Having won easily over Boambee on Saturday, the Tigers' charge towards the finals hit a real snag on Sunday.

Having to play a catch-up game against fellow finals' aspirant Woolgoolga due to an earlier wet-weather postponement, the Tigers went down in a 4-3 thriller which has probably cost them their chance of playing on the big stage.

Coffs United Lionesses wrapped up the minor premiership when they defeated Sawtell 4-0.

Urunga bounced back to their winning ways with a 6-0 win over Nambucca Heads while Woolgoolga would've gained a psychological edge on Saturday when they overcame Corindi-Red Rock 2-0.

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