WHIZ KID: Westlawn Tigers midfielder Zac Mawhinney scored two goals in the 5-0 rout of Woolgoolga Wolves at Barnier Park in Junction Hill on Saturday night. Photo: DEBRAH NOVAK
WHIZ KID: Westlawn Tigers midfielder Zac Mawhinney scored two goals in the 5-0 rout of Woolgoolga Wolves at Barnier Park in Junction Hill on Saturday night. Photo: DEBRAH NOVAK

Tigers look to pounce in a busy week

WESTLAWN Tigers will look to carry momentum into tomorrow night's showdown with Orara Valley Dingoes - a catch-up of their washed out round eight fixture.

The Tigers will back up from an impressive 5-0 win over strugglers Woolgoolga and then have another short turn-around before clashing with Sawtell on Saturday.

It means playing three matches in six days, but coach Rob Usher is hopeful of rounding out a productive week with the maximum nine points on offer.

"I'm really hoping for a couple of wins in a row and I'm quietly confident," Usher said. "It would be something to kick-start the second half of the season."

The win was Westlawn's third, and on the eve of the halfway mark of their season already equals last year's efforts, when they finished last. This time Westlawn sits three spots higher in seventh and within striking distance of Northern Storm and Coffs United, both four points adrift with the game in hand.

"Going into the game I wanted to concentrate on keeping possession which we did for 90 minutes so I was really pleased," Usher said.

"Both our fullbacks Sheldon O'Loughlan and Cormack Grant pushed up in attack well which enabled us to continually put pressure on Woolgoolga.

"Zac Mawhinney was the man of the match. Matthew O'Donohue had a really solid game in the middle of the park and goalkeeper Caleb Dougherty stepped up and took his chance.

Kick-off at Dairyville for Reserve Grade is at 6pm and Premier League at 8pm.



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