Northern Storm is regarded as a bogey team by the Lions.
Northern Storm is regarded as a bogey team by the Lions. Rob Wright

Lions put pride on the line

WHILE Glenn Williams would prefer his team to be still involved in the Westfield FFA Cup, the Coffs United mentor says the midweek loss to Urunga will only fire his men up for today's visit to Korora.

Northern Storm has proved more than a hindrance in the past and Williams is wary.

"Oh, they'll come at us strong, thinking we'll be off colour after going down to Urunga," he said.

"Instead we'll go in with a plan we feel will keep us on top of the ladder which is based on getting stronger when the going gets tough.

"Still, it won't be easy."

Most would think the lighter program without having to factor in FFA Cup appearances would be a blessing in disguise for Coffs United.

However, there's a certain element called pride - no pun intended - that has a permanent residency in the Lions' den.

"It's a fact of life the Cup is now out of calculations but it would be nice to still be there," Williams said.

"We have some great young people coming up and I would have liked to have been able to have showcased them against the Newcastle teams."

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