No rest for Lions in run home to semis

THREE rounds out from the play-offs and the blowtorch is being applied to the leading contenders in North Coast Football Premier League.

Boambee Eagles have the women's minor premiership in the bag but Urunga and Coffs United men are fighting tooth and claw for honours of top dog for the matches that matter.

CLASH: Coffs United and Northern Storm meet tomorrow at McLean Street. Photo: Rob Wright
CLASH: Coffs United and Northern Storm meet tomorrow at McLean Street. Photo: Rob Wright

The Lions face top-four aspirants Northern Storm tomorrow in the pick of the round and team spokesman Adam Wood said the constant pressure is taking a hellish toll.

"At this point, we have a total of eight starting first graders out through injury due to the hectic schedule," he revealed.

"We've possibly got the hardest run out of any other team to get through before the finals begin.

"But before you hear violins playing in the background, it's a run we seem to face every year so we're pretty much used to it.

"Northern Storm will not be an easy task as they are good across the park."

NCF PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES
Women
Today
3pm: Boambee v Maclean at Ayrshire Park
3pm: Woolgoolga v Northern Storm at Clive Joss Memorial Park
3pm: Grafton United v Urunga at Rushforth Park
Bye: Coffs United


Men
Today
3pm: Woolgoolga v Westlawn at Clive Joss Memorial Park
3pm: Grafton United v Urunga at Rushforth Park
5pm: Sawtell v Coffs Coast Tigers at Toormina Oval
Tomorrow
2pm: Boambee v Maclean at Ayrshire Park
2pm: Coffs United v Northern Storm at McLean Street
Bye: Orara Valley



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