Lions' first-half rout smashes dingoes


COFFS United are undefeated and displayed some awesome form on Saturday when they scored four goals in a 15 minute purple patch to take their game against Orara Valley by the scruff of the neck.

While that news would have most of the competition shaking in their boots, Lions coach Mike Smith says that his boys shouldn't be getting too excited yet.

“No disrespect but we haven't really beaten anyone yet,” he said.

“Of the top teams we've only played Urunga and we got a draw there but other than that we've got our wins against teams down at the bottom of the table.”

Former Orara junior Ryan Turner started the goal scoring spree at Dairyville and it wasn't long before the names of Ben Mackay, Dan Ivers, Nick Lambert and Anthony Wiseman were also added to the score sheet.

Orara 'keeper Josh Harrigan has been in sterling form so far this season but there was little he could do to stem the tide of red shirts charging toward goal in the first 45 minutes.

The Dingoes played a more committed brand of football after the break to ensure there were no more goals scored but the damage was already done and now the Dingoes find themselves cemented in last place.

Josh Brown tried valiantly for the home team but it was Turner who was awarded man of the match honours.

The Coffs boys still haven't played with a settled line-up and Smith believes it may be some time before that actually happens.

“We've got a lot of injuries at the moment,” the coach admitted.

“I said earlier in the season that we've got a lot of guys who are coming back who aren't 100 per cent fit.

“A couple of them are only a week to week proposition which makes it difficult.”

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