PLAYER coach Jay Guthrie looms as the key to Coffs Harbour's chances of upsetting Sawtell-Toormina at Fitzroy Oval.

To win the Breakers need plenty of six-pointers and the skipper has been one off his team's biggest contributors.

However, today's meeting against the premiers will provide a better guide to long term ambitions.

Last Saturday the Breakers landed 21 majors in the 131-point win over lowly Macleay Valley who only managed to split the posts twice in the entire game.

With Grafton Tigers and the Kempsey-based side not likely to threaten in a transitional season for the local game, it appears already that Coffs and Port Magpies are the only sides capable of stopping the Saints from going back to back, although both clubs may still have a huge amount of ground to make up.

But it's in junior development where the Breakers are taking huge strides.

On Wednesday, the Coffs Coast Advocate will report on the club's efforts to spread the AFL gospel.



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