NORTHERN Storm again hold the spotlight this weekend with an expectation of plenty of goals in the meeting with Grafton United.
The Thunder was again a midweek winner with a 4-2 win over Orara Valley delivering a share of third position on the ladder.
Maclean also kept hanging in by downing Grafton United 4-1 but have a tougher assignment tonight against Sawtell, despite playing at home.
The other midweekers had big score lines, with Coffs Coast Tigers whipping Woolgoolga 9-1 and Urunga too strong for Westlawn, winning 6-0.
The minor premiership tussle between the Lions and Raiders should continue for another week, with neither team likely to taste defeat in this round.
Meanwhile, Boambee will top the ladder in women's premier league for the second year running despite their only two losses to old rival Coffs United.
Coach Adrian Pickup is pleased but said plenty to work remained.
"We've just got convert our chances, that's all," Pickup said.
"If we take all the chances we create, we'll be okay."
NORTH COAST FOOTBALL
Round 20 matches
2pm: Maclean v Woolgoolga at Barry Watts Oval.
3pm: Grafton United v Coffs United at Rushforth Park.
3pm: Urunga v Northern Storm at The Cabbage Patch.
3pm: Northern Storm v Grafton United at Korora.
3pm: Coffs United v Coffs Coast Tigers at McLean St.
5pm: Westlawn v Orara Valley at Barnier Park
6pm: Maclean v Sawtell at Barry Watts Oval.
2pm: Urunga v Woolgoolga at The Cabbage Patch.