A strong midfield performance helped Northern Storm to a 3-0 win against Coffs Tigers.
A strong midfield performance helped Northern Storm to a 3-0 win against Coffs Tigers. Leigh Jensen/The Coffs Coast Adv

Tigers fall to perfect Storm

NORTHERN Storm has stretched its lead at the top of the NCF First Division with a 3-0 victory against Coffs Coast at Polwarth Drive.

It was a strong performance from the Storm who did well to maintain a clean sheet despite the tigers creating a number of quality opportunities late in the match.

Breaking the deadlock in the 15th minute through a classic counter attacking goal, Northern Storm control of the midfield saw them stretch their lead.

"The boys played well tonight and I'm really happy to come away with the three points," Storm coach Jade Porter said.

"In patches we played some really good football and it was good to take a 2 goal lead into halftime.

"We fell away a bit in the second half but luckily we were still able to come away with the win."

The Storm should have won by an even bigger margin but wasted a number of chances late on.

Porter hopes his side won't suffer the same second half slide when it takes on Coffs United next week.

"It is all about consistency and getting the points week after week," he said.

"We have a few tough rounds ahead so we will need to be at our best.

"There is still room to grow and with the finals not far away the pressure is on to step up our game."

Northern Storm 3 (R Dylan 15' M Watson 43' G Scully 67') bt Coffs Coast Tigers 0

Referee: Dave Thorn

At Polwarth Drive, Coffs Harbour.



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