SAWTELL'S charge towards the finals hit a speed bump today as Coffs United proved their mettle in a dominant 6-0 win against their long-standing rivals.

The heated clash on McLean St turf saw the Lions continue their undefeated run, strengthening their top position on the NCF premier league ladder.

"Sawtell were just 9 points behind us so we were on a our guard heading into the match," Lions coach Glenn Williams said.

"We've had a lot of injuries lately, but today we got back to the formation we wanted to play.

"We stuck to our game plan and gave (Sawtell) very little ball - the win is credit to our boys"

After two early goals, the Lions held their visitors scoreless 4-0 into the break, widening the lead 6-0 by full time.

Goals came from Man of the Match Judd Duncan (1), Calen Alsop (1), Ben Mackay (2), Brenden Myers (1) and Lorenzo Rigoni (1)

Sawtell coach Rachael Oberleuter said it was a disappointing result for the Scorpions - their first loss in six rounds.

"We made mistakes in front of goal, we were too slow moving the ball and (Coffs) are the type of team that will capitalise on that," she said.

"It was a disappointing result because I know we can do better."

Scorpions will now face Urunga on Wednesday, Boambee on Saturday and McLean the following Saturday.

"They're all teams chasing our tail so we've got to get points for the next four games," Oberleuter said.



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