Rivalry to unfold
ANOTHER chapter in the developing rivalry between Northern Storm and Coffs United will unfold when the top-of-the table teams go head to head at Korora tomorrow.
Since the Lions clinched a controversial State Cup win against the Storm on penalties in March, the two teams have been locked in an arm wrestle for supremacy.
"A win against Coffs United will give us the world of confidence," Storm coach Jade Porter said.
"Last time we played them the emotions got the better of us and we were punished.
"We need to take advantage of every opportunity and ensure we are patient and stay composed."
Lions coach Mike Smith is expecting a tough clash. "Northern Storm has built a quality side and won't allow us any time on the ball," Smith said.
"The State Cup helped us improve our match fitness, which had been holding us back a bit this season.
"It is an important game for both sides and the pressure is on to get a result."
ROUND 14 FIXTURES
Maclean v Coffs Tigers, 5pm, Barry Watts Oval
Westlawn v Urunga, 5pm, Barnier Park
Sawtell v Woolgoolga, 5pm, Toormina Oval
Northern Storm v Coffs United, 2pm tomorrow, Plaintain Rd