GOAL MACHINE: This is the kind of match where Jamie Kennedy could easily punish the opponents.
GOAL MACHINE: This is the kind of match where Jamie Kennedy could easily punish the opponents. File photo

Storm plan to consolidate finals berth against Tigers

SITTING in fourth position with a three point gap to the chasing pack, the Northern Storm aren't quite counting their C.ex Group Men's Premier League semi finals chickens just yet.

The Storm face a rejuvenated Westlawn tonight and co-coach at Korora, Jade Porter, said his team needs to be wary despite the Tigers sitting at the foot of the table.

"In the first round Westlawn played really well so we're expecting a hard game,” he said.

"Tigers were like us at the start of the year in that they were playing good football but weren't getting any points but they've beaten a couple of sides in the past couple of weeks.”

Storm are undefeated in their past five matches, a far cry from the start of the season when they lost their opening four matches, and Porter said the turnaround in fortunes has been an enjoyable experience.

Urunga enjoyed its first win in 25 days on Wednesday night when they overcame Westlawn 2-1. Tomorrow the Raiders face the most daunting Premier League task which is facing the top of the table Boambee.

Playing on their famed Cabbage Patch home ground will be an advantage for Urunga but the defence will need to be on its toes.

The last two times these two teams have met the Bombers have scored a total of four goals and Luke France is set to make a return to the front half for Boambee tomorrow.

Coffs United make the short trip to Polwarth Drive for a local derby against Coffs Coast Tigers while Maclean's late bid to sneak into the semis continues at home against Grafton United.



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