Northern Storm's 3-1 win over Grafton United has whittled men's premier league down to a half dozen genuine contenders.
Northern Storm's 3-1 win over Grafton United has whittled men's premier league down to a half dozen genuine contenders. Debrah Novak

Northern Storm victory leaves hot half dozen in semis race

THE WIN by Northern Storm at Rushforth Park in North Coast Football Men's Premier League finally means six teams are now facing off for just four finals berths.

Thunder had a 3-1 away win over Grafton United and with the loss by Coffs Coast Tigers who pushed Coffs United all the way in the local derby, the gap is widening further between those who can make it and those who won't be kicking on after August 9.

Urunga remain unbeaten after a massive 9-0 victory against Woolgoolga.

The Raiders lead a conga line of premiership contenders from Korora (Northern Storm), Coffs Harbour (Lions), Boambee, Sawtell and Maclean.

While the competition is only just reaching the half way point, it's improbable a team from the lower end of the table can now bridge the widening gap.

NCF Premier League

Men

Woolgoolga 0 Urunga 9

Coffs Coast 0 Coffs United 2

Grafton United 1 Northern Storm 3

Sawtell 1 Maclean 0

Orara Valley 3 Westlawn 0

Boambee bye

 Women

Boambee 2 Urunga 1

Coffs United 1 Woolgoolga 1

Grafton United 2 Northern Storm1

Maclean bye



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