Wildcats show they're contenders
IT took only 30 seconds for Woolgoolga to show that it was going to be its day against last year’s minor premiers.
Jasmine Courtenay found herself on the end of a chain of passes from the kick-off to score and start the Wildcats on an impressive display that produced a memorable 5-2 win.
Soon after Urunga had a free-kick awarded just outside the 18-yard box and directly in front of goal only to be saved from Janice Lacy in goal.
This signalled the start of a 20-minute onslaught from the Wildcats.
In her first season of top-flight football Muriel Farr produced a pinpoint cross to the ever alert Courtenay to double both her goal scoring tally and the lead.
Ashley Deane scored only minutes later before Courtenay completed a first-half hat-trick to make the lead 4-0 over a stunned Raiders outfit.
Before the break the Raiders lobbed a goal over the keeper and resumed after the interval with renewed zest.
This resulted in another goal which caused hopes of an unlikely comeback.
These hopes were dashed late in the game when Kim Batty put the result beyond doubt with a final goal which bounced in off the crossbar
Urunga must now bounce back for its grand final rematch against reigning premier Coffs United.
WHEN Coffs United’s Nicole McVicar delicately placed a shot across the Corindi-Red Rock keeper early in the second half to equalise at McLean few of the spectators were aware of the arm wrestle that was about to ensue over the next 40 minutes.
Both teams had opportunities to take the lead before Georgia Burt scored late for the Lionesses from 25 metres out.
That was not the end of the contest though as Corindi equalised in the dying moments to grab a well-earned point with a break down the right-hand side that saw a well-placed cross met by a leaping header.
WOMEN’S WEEKEND RESULTS:
Boambee drew with Sawtell 1-all
Woolgoolga def Urunga 5-2
Coffs United drew with Corindi-Red Rock 2-all
3pm: Corindi-Red Rock v Maclean
3pm: Sawtell v Woolgoolga
3pm: Urunga v Coffs United
3pm: Northern Storm v Boambee