Kelsey Knight goes for a run through the midfield for Northern Storm Cyclones.
Kelsey Knight goes for a run through the midfield for Northern Storm Cyclones.

No doubting power of Raiders

AS any doubts that Urunga would lack the hunger to once again be the force of North Coast Football’s women’s Division was dispelled within two minutes against Boambee.

A beautiful shot from Tayla Atkinson out wide hit the back of the net to quickly make it 1-0 to the reigning premiers.

The Boambee defence was being forced to work hard to keep the Raiders out as Urunga moved the ball around well, opening up the play with good possession. Unfortunately in their eagerness to attack, through balls to Raiders forwards were often too firm and fast to find feet. The second goal was scored from a well-placed corner which was finished by Tjirra Francis.

The score did not reflect the attacking pace of the game with many shots on goal going wide or being saved by the Boambee keeper who was very focused. The start of the second half saw the Eagles come out with more energy and play on the ball, however the Raiders used half time to change their structure and played a much more settled second half finding feet and maintaining possession. It was a great run of play from Tara Archibald and Sam Snow setting up Atkinson for the third goal.

The final scoreline of 4-0 was provided by a Cassia McGlashan strike.

Boambee tried hard throughout and would be buoyed by the fact that they weren’t completely outclassed on the scoreboard ahead of next week’s clash against Corindi-Red Rock.

The Raiders have shown once again that if anyone wants their title they’re going to have to work hard to get it.

WOMEN’S 1st DIVISION TABLE

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Coffs United Lionesses

1

1

-

-

7

0

3

Woolgoolga Wildcats

1

1

-

-

6

0

3

Urunga Raiders

1

1

-

-

4

0

3

Corindi-Red Rock Breakers

1

-

1

-

0

0

1

Sawtell Scorpions

1

-

1

-

0

0

1

Boambee Eagles

1

-

-

1

0

4

0

Northern Storm Cyclones

1

-

-

1

0

6

0

Coffs Coast Tigers

1

-

-

1

0

7

0



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