Northern Storm’s Amanda Riley and Boambee’s Caitlin Watson fight for possession.
Northern Storm’s Amanda Riley and Boambee’s Caitlin Watson fight for possession.

Lionesses are roaring up ladder

FOR the second time this season Coffs United have comfortably beaten Woolgoolga.

The first result was in a pre-season clash but Saturday’s effort counted for three very important points and saw the Lionesses move into favouritism to be the club most likely to challenge for Urunga’s crown at the end of the season.

The Wildcats didn’t disappoint in the first half, this time earning more than their share of possession and creating several attacking chances. Unfortunately, a handball in the box gave Coffs a penalty which was easily converted by Nicole McVicar.

With Woolgoolga unable to capitalise on their chances, half time came with the Lionesses still leading by a goal.

After the break, Coffs United rearranged their line-up and the moves paid off handsomely.

The Lionesses were suddenly firing and were cutting through the Woolgoolga midfield and back line without too many problems.

Ashlee Mackie was the main beneficiary of Ellie-May McKnight’s good work in the middle and she scored twice through two clever poke-ins.

Woolgoolga managed to peg one back after a sweet volley from Janice Lacy on the end of a Bub Hosking cross but it was too little, too late for Woolgoolga.

The Lionesses continued to press and were rewarded with a cracking goal from Nicky Rayner that gave Coffs the win 4-1.

Despite the score, Woolgoolga definitely stepped it up a gear for this one and if all 11 players could stay focused for the entire 90 minutes, the Wildcats would be far harder to beat.



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