FANCY FOOTWORK: Mark Ifrah in action during Northern Storm’s State Cup clash with Coffs Tigers. Rob Wright
FANCY FOOTWORK: Mark Ifrah in action during Northern Storm’s State Cup clash with Coffs Tigers. Rob Wright

Ifrah double seals victory

A MUCH-improved performance from Northern Storm has seen them secure a 2-0 victory against Boambee.

Two second-half goals from Mark Ifrah were enough for the Storm to collect the three points.

Wet weather prompted the game to be moved from Boambee's home ground at Ayrshire Park to the Storm's York St fields.

Ifrah broke the game open in the second half when he hit the back of the net for his first goal.

The skilful striker then wrapped up the win from the penalty spot beating Bombers keeper Jake Stitt. "Boambee are a very different team to last year and they took it to us in the first half," Storm coach Jade Porter said.

"After last week's loss the boys did well to bounce back.

"It was an improved performance but there are still areas we must work on."

Porter refused to heap too much praise on his in-form frontman despite Ifrah scoring a double.

"Mark (Ifrah) had a smile on the face after the match, I think he enjoyed that game," Porter said. "It is definitely good for his confidence."

With captain Nathan Skinner missing, Porter felt his young players stepped up.

"The young guys all played well which was great to see," he said.

"Having the younger players perform will have us in good stead for the rest of the season."



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