Boambee veteran Brady Parker cuts off a Urunga corner at Ayrshire Park.
Boambee veteran Brady Parker cuts off a Urunga corner at Ayrshire Park. Brad Greenshields

Tight at the top of the ladder

THERE'S a three-way tie for second position on the North Coast Football table.

Last year's grand finalists Coffs United and Urunga have joined Sawtell near the top of the men's premier league tree.

While that trio is sitting on 19 points, Orara Valley is out in front with a two point advantage in one of the tightest races in many years.

It should be noted both United and Urunga have two games in hand on the other pair in the top echelon.

The Dingoes moved to the top after recording a 5-1 away win over Grafton United.

Urunga and Coffs United were able to catch up to Sawtell courtesy of the Scorpions' surprise 2-1 loss at Maclean.

Urunga was challeneged throughout the first half of its match at Boambee.

The Bombers created several chances themselves in an end-to-end first half but after the resumption Urunga settled the better and managed to score two goals to secure three valuable points.

For the second time this season Coffs United beat Northern Storm 4-0 and for the second time this season the score didn't truly reflect the nature of the contest but it did show how effective the Lions are when presented with scoring opportunities.

The Coffs Coast Tigers have more games in hand than anybody and could make a charge towards the semi finals in the second half of the season.

The Tigers were far too strong for their Grafton namesakes winning 12-2 gaining some much needed ground in for and against.



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