Coffs clubs rock rivals
COFFS Harbour teams easily claimed 2010 bragging rights over their Clarence Valley rivals in Saturday’s North Coast Football zone championships despite venturing away to ‘foreign’ soil.
Played this year at Rushforth Park in Grafton, the hosts took out just two of the seven championships contested.
Six matches were for junior teams but in the only open grade encounter, Corindi-Red Rock secured a narrow 2-1 victory with tempers being tested on several occasions.
But winning club registrar Agnes Kneale said the annual clash turned out to be a lot of fun for both participating outfits.
“It was a very competitive game that was dry and hot at first,” she said.
“But then 15 minutes into the second half the heavens opened up.”
The under-14 clash went into extra time when the sides locked at 3-3 after the end of regular time but Boambee survived best in the warming conditions to find the back of the net twice in the added-on session.
Tomorrow, the action swings to BCU International Stadium with the commencement of the FFA National Youth Championships for boys.
NCF 2010 Zone Championships
Third Division – Corindi-Red Rock FC 2 d Iluka FC 1
16s – Boambee Bombers 3 d Westlawn Tigers 1
15s – Woolgoolga Dolphins 4 d Majos Mites 0
14s – Boambee Bombers 5 d Lawrence Lazers 3 (extra time)
13s – Maclean Bobcats 3 d Northern Storm Tornadoes 0
12s – Sawtell Scorpions 4 d Grafton City Lions 1
11s – Maclean Black 3 d Sawtell Scorpions 1