Two wins leave Comets at head of Group 2 league ladder
COFFS Harbour has one hand on the Dawes Harvey Cup after defeating Woolgoolga 44-22 in an emotional meeting at Geoff King Motors Oval.
It was the first meeting between the clubs since 2014 and winger Billy Griffiths proved the star of the show, with the Comets now taking top spot on the ladder after two rounds.
The game halted for a period with an ambulance called to the ground to assist Woopi fullback Sam Sinclair who was heavily concussed and received a nasty head laceration.
However, a scan of the injury showed no major damage and coach Clark Webb will now assess Sinclair's fitness for this weekend's important meeting with Macksville.
In the other Saturday game, Orara Valley narrowly won a high scoring meeting with Nambucca Heads, 36-30.
Meanwhile, both East Coast Dolphins teams were narrowly beaten in the opening round of the Country Rugby League Championships.
Playing Greater Northern Tigers, Dolphins lost the Under-16's 32-28 before going down in the Under-18 match 32-22.
Coffs Harbour d Woolgoolga 42-22
Orara Valley d Nambucca Heads 36-30
South Grafton d Sawtell 54-22
Grafton d Macksville 24-0
Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo bye
Nambucca Heads v South Grafton
Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo v Coffs Harbour
Grafton v Orara Valley
Woolgoolga v Macksville