JUMP TO IT: Beating a side above them on the ladder could drag Orara into the finals race.
JUMP TO IT: Beating a side above them on the ladder could drag Orara into the finals race. Matthew McInerney

Dingoes make late bid for finals against Bobcats

IF ORARA Valley is to play finals football, it's imperative the late charge begins today at Barry Watts Oval against Maclean.

The Dingoes sit four points out of the top four but a win over the equal-fourth placed Bobcats will drag the club closer to the mark.

Under coach Joel Finlayson, the men's premier league has been ultra-competitive, hence the climb to the brink of the play-offs.

Club spokesman Aaron Mihelffy said success, professionalism and hard work were words synonymous at Orara Valley.

"The hard work applied by all senior teams is starting to show some amazing results," he said.

"The key point of difference could be attributed to players wanting to play hard for each other, or it could be the dedicated coaches.

"A combination of belief and determination has seen many positive outcomes."

Mihelffy pointed to reserve grade as a great example.

"Their hard work currently sees them in a solid fourth position on the ladder.

"This is quite remarkable given that last year they finished eighth out of 10.

"The bizarre thing is they have had little change to their 2014 starting line-up but the attitude definitely seems to have changed.

"In saying that, they still a long way to go."

NCF PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES
Women
Today
3pm: Woolgoolga v Coffs United at Clive Joass Memorial Park
3pm: Urunga v Boambee at The Cabbage Patch
3pm: Northern Storm v Grafton United at York Street
Maclean bye
Men
Today
3pm: Boambee v Woolgoolga at Ayrshire Park
3pm: Maclean v Orara Valley at Barry Watts Oval
3pm: Northern Storm v Urunga at Korora
3pm: Coffs Coast Tigers v Westlawn at Polwarth Drive Lair
5pm: Sawtell v Grafton United at Toormina Oval
Coffs United bye



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