Scorpions on target

COACH Richard Evans began dragging his Sawtell footballers back to earth about 5pm last Saturday.

The Scorpions had just smashed Woolgoolga 16-0 and the coach lost no time in making certain the players were made aware of their mortality.

"I congratulated them on a job well done and told them it was now all over and we had another big game coming up to get ready for," he said.

"There were a few more words to remind them at training and now it's time for the next opponent.

"Boambee are on a winning streak and deserve a lot of respect but we'll treat them as we find them, as we always do."

CATCHING UP: Sawtell striker Luke France (foreground) is now running third in the Golden Boot award. Photo: Leigh Jensen
CATCHING UP: Sawtell striker Luke France (foreground) is now running third in the Golden Boot award. Photo: Leigh Jensen

 

With the play-offs in sight, Evans is starting to fine-tune the line-up that will be the vanguard of the finals campaign.

Keeping everybody fit is the only problem.

"Captain Jake Glover has been troubled by a knee problem so I rested him for the start of the Woolgoolga match and only brought him on for a small run near the end," Evans revealed.

"He has come through fine and I plan to start him for this match.

"However, Peter O'Neill is still down with a groin injury and won't be available.

"Apart from those couple of things, we are fit and ready for a good match."

Seven goals against the Wolves helped hard-running striker Luke France leapfrog several teammates to land a clear third for the Golden Boot award.

He now has 12 goals but remains a long way behind runaway leader Nick Lambert, who slammed down a hat-trick for Coffs United against Northern Storm to put him on 27 so far.

CLUB COFFS PREMIER LEAGUE
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Boambee v South Services - 3pm Ayrshire Park
Coffs United v Northern Storm - 3pm McLean Street
Urunga v Woolgoolga - 3pm Urunga
Orara Valley bye
Men - Today
Woolgoolga v Urunga - 3pm High Street
Northern Storm v Maclean - 3pm Korora
Orara Valley v Coffs Coast Tigers - 4pm Upper Orara
Westlawn v Coffs United - 5pm Barnier Park
Sawtell v Boambee - 5pm Toormina Oval



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