PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: The Lions are prepared for a Boambee onslaught at McLean St tomorrow. Leigh Jensen
PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: The Lions are prepared for a Boambee onslaught at McLean St tomorrow. Leigh Jensen

Final berths about to be settled

GRAND finalists will be determined from this weekend's second tranche of North Coast premier league finals football.

In women's, Boambee Eagles are hot favourites to take the penultimate step but who their opponent will be is an open question.

The prediction is Coffs United will have their hands full with Urunga but if the Lionesses do progress, Boambee will suddenly have a difficulty to overcome from a team that's been their long-time nemesis.

The men's game looks more settled and only their direct opponents can find reasons why the Lions and Raiders won't face off for a final time in seven days.

Coffs spokesman Adam Wood is adamant the job is still only half done and is waiting for the onslaught from Boambee with that club seeking consecutive appearances in the decider.

"The Bombers will have to attack us with everything to get the required away goals and have the firepower to damage us," he said.

"Wade and Brady Parker are walk-up starters in any team in the competition with their amazing goal scoring abilities.

"Take that with Chippy Matsuda in behind them and it spells trouble."

Wood said the focus at training had been to quickly identify and exploit any weakness shown by Boambee.

"An all-out attack can leave openings in defence," he said.

"They are wounded at the loss of Liam Fuller who is a quality defender and starts a lot of their attacks on the flanks.

"Our coach, Mike Smith, has kept the side in line and is not letting anyone get ahead of themselves.

"Nobody is thinking down the track and instead, we're solely concentrating on this weekend and the task with the Bombers."

Premier League

Women today

Coffs United v Urunga

3pm McLean Street

Boambee v Woolgoolga

3.15pm Ayrshire Park

Men today

Urunga v Sawtell

3pm The Cabbage Patch

Men tomorrow

Coffs United v Boambee

2pm McLean St



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