Nick Lambert scored twice for Coffs United on Tuesday night.
Nick Lambert scored twice for Coffs United on Tuesday night. BRUCE THOMAS

Lions ready to pounce

COFFS United need only to draw this weekend's top-of-the-table clash against Urunga to claim the North Coast Football minor premiership.

The Lions continued their excellent form on Tuesday night when they thrashed cross-town rival Coffs Coast Tigers 7-1 in a catch-up game at Polwarth Dve.

The win puts the Lions 10 points ahead of Urunga on the table with the Raiders having just four matches remaining before the finals.

When the Lions lost 3-0 to Orara Valley before being knocked out of the Northern NSW Solo Cup in mid-July, opponents were hoping the two losses were a sign that the reigning premiers were coming back to the field.

Those hopes have since been dashed.

In the four matches since the defeats, Coffs United have notched four wins. So dominant have they been they have scored 17 goals while conceding only two.

On Tuesday night the Lions star quartet was hungry in front of goal.

Anthony Wiseman and Nick Lambert scored doubles while Ben and Sam Mackay as well as Scott Goddard also added their names to the scoresheet.

The goal by Coffs Coast stalwart Curt Dixon was a rare highlight for the Tigers who spent a good portion of the match playing with only 10 men after Joshua Peacoch was sent from the field after receiving a second yellow card.

Peacoch will miss at least this week's match against Orara Valley.

No such issues for Coffs United though as they chase back-to-back titles with a full complement of players available.



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