Lions and Kangaroos clash

NORTH Coffs has bounced back well from last weekend’s defeat in their win over a gallant Nambucca Valley Lions.

The writing was on the wall after a strong first quarter in which the Kangaroos kicked six goals. Their new recruit Ben Sykes started well to kick three of his five goals for the match in the opening stanza.

Nambucca worked its way back into the contest leading prior to half-time as Luke Benson and Ray McGrath battled hard for the Lions side in the middle.

The depth and experience of the Kangaroos came to the fore in the premiership quarter as they wrested back control of the match.

Darren Funston racked up the possessions and was able to help his team-mates keep their opposition goalless.

There was to be no miracle comeback for the Lions although they at least squared the ledger in the final stanza in terms of possession.

Brad Giri was also prominent for North Coffs as it denied the Nambucca outfit a win in its first match this season at home.

No doubt the Kangaroos will be looking forward to playing on their own home ground this week against the Coffs Swans after playing away matches in each of the first three rounds.



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