IN FORM: Northern Storm midfielder Grant Scully.
IN FORM: Northern Storm midfielder Grant Scully.

Hard-fought win keeps Storm on top

NORTHERN Storm has shown why it is sitting at the top of the NCF Men's Premier League with gutsy 3-2 win against Urunga.

An inspired performance from the Jade Porter-coached side has seen it hold on to first place.

Two clinical finishes from Mykel Watson and a match winner from captain Grant Scully was enough to secure the three points.

"Urunga are a tough team and they made us work hard for the win," Porter said.

"It's a good feeling to be back winning games and hopefully we can continue our form in the coming weeks."

Urunga took an early lead before Watson was able to equalise from the penalty spot for the Storm.

He scored the second goal of the match from a well hit free kick.

In classic style, Grant Scully kept his nerve when the game was on the line to score the winner in the dying stages.

"It was a game we had to win and credit to the boys for getting the job done," Porter said.

"Last round against Woolgoolga was frustrating so to bounce back like this is promising.

"I don't like draws so it was good to claim all three points."

With Coffs United climbing the table quickly, the Storm coach says the pressure his on his side to keep winning.

"It would be nice to keep the Lions at arms length," Porter joked.

"Coffs were always going to bounce back and with the form they are in currently it is important we stay composed.

"We need to focus on how we are playing and winning against quality sides like Urunga can only help our confidence."

ROUND 5 RESULTS

Maclean 1 v Westlawn 1

Orara 2 v Woolgoolga 2

Coffs Tigers 1 v Sawtell 2

Boambee 1 v Coffs United 2

Northern Storm 3 v Urunga 2

STANDINGS

TEAM P

W

L

D

PTS

Northern Storm 5

3

1

1

10

Orara Valley 5

3

1

1

10

Sawtell 5

3

2

0

9

Urunga 5

2

1

2

8

Woolgoolga 5

1

1

3

6

Coffs Tigers 5

2

3

0

6

Coffs United 5

4

1

0

4

Boambee 5

1

3

1

4

Maclean 5

1

3

1

4

Westlawn 5

0

4

1

1



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