Urunga's control of the midfield frustrated Northern Storm for long periods of play.
Urunga's control of the midfield frustrated Northern Storm for long periods of play. Rob Wright/The Coffs Coast Advoc

Raiders shock Storm

URUNGA has maintained its unbeatable form at home to shock competition leaders Northern Storm 2-0 at Urunga Recreation Reserve.

The win see's the battle for top four positions heat up even more with only three rounds to play.

For Northern Storm the defeat was a swift return to earth following its comprehensive 4-1 win against reigning premier Coffs United last round.

A cracking long rage goal from the Raiders gave Urunga a 1-0 lead going into the break.

Despite creating a few chances of its own, Northern Storm conceded a second goal mid way through the second half to all but end its chances of claiming all three points.

"Urunga is a very tough place to play and once again it has proven a difficult trip," Storm coach Jade Porter said.

I can't remember winning here in years and the Raiders just take their game to another level when they are at home.

"We had our chances they just scrapped for every ball and took advantage of every opportunity.

"I am not too disappointed with how the boys played today Urunga just wanted it more."

Porter believes his side must treat every match from now to the end of the season as if it's their last.

"It's been said quite a bit this season but everyone in the top four could finish top so we need to be on our game," he said.

"The team's which make the finals will be the ones who want it the most and are willing to go the extra step.

"I think the loss could be a well timed wake up call for the guys and will only help us get better as a side."



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