CLASSIC CONTEST: The Lions and Thunder have their most important meeting since the 2013 finals series.
CLASSIC CONTEST: The Lions and Thunder have their most important meeting since the 2013 finals series.

Lions no fear factor for Storm

AS THE three-way battle for the last finals place continues, Northern Storm boss Jade Porter in encouraging his troops to enjoy their football instead of looking at the table.

The Thunder are three points clear of Coffs Coast Tigers and Boambee but have a tough match on Sunday at McLean St involving Coffs United.

"I think we've all now learned to get in their face and let them know what we're about," Porter said.

"While it's still a bit too early to be thinking of the finals, we can do ourselves a favour in this game for the end of the year by taking the game right up to the Lions."

Porter admits to struggling with injury and availability, a situation also faced by rival Mike Smith.

"We have a couple out again but it's still a strong team," Smith said.

"It's always tough against these blokes and the idea is to give them a good, hard games and wear them down.

"We'll keep grinding away and see what comes up."

The other vital outcome over the weekend will be what transpires between Coffs Tigers and Boambee at Polwarth Dr this afternoon.

Club CoffsPremier League

Women Saturday 

Woolgoolga v Orara Valley

3pm High St

Northern Storm v Boambee

3pm Korora

Urunga v Coffs United

3pm Urunga

South Services bye

Men Saturday

Maclean v Orara Valley

3pm Barry Watts Oval

Woolgoolga v Sawtell

3pm High St

Coffs Coast v Boambee

3pm Polwarth Dr

Men tomorrow

Coffs United v Northern Storm

2pm Maclean St

Urunga v Westlawn

2pm Urunga



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