Northern Storm and Woolgoolga both took home a point following a physical 1-1 draw at High Street.
Northern Storm and Woolgoolga both took home a point following a physical 1-1 draw at High Street. Nick Houghton

Wolves survive ferocious Storm

WOOLGOOLGA has held off a fast finishing Northern Storm to claim a 1-1 draw in Saturday's NCF Men's Premier League Clash.

Despite playing three matches in the space of a week, the Wolves frustrated the Storm in a physical and at times scrappy match ensuring they took home a point.

It could have ended very differently for Woolgoolga as they were forced to withstand an attacking onslaught from the Storm in the final 10 minutes of the match.

"There was a fair bit of frustration late on with the boys just desperate for a winner," Storm coach Jade Porter said.

"The game definitely came alive in the second half but we were unable to do enough for the win."

"I think we threatened enough to perhaps get a winner but it just wasn't to be.

While no side truly looked in control of the match, Woolgoolga were the ones who hit the back of the net first when Brendan Thomas poked home from close range after 65 minutes.

The Storm finally appeared to get into gear following the goal and it didn't take long for them to even the ledger with midfielder Grant Scully firing home past Wolves keeper Alex Byrne.

With the game in its final minutes Storm striker Brendan Myers was unlucky not to have scored the winner when his chipped effort going only millimetres wide of the goal.

Tempers began to fray in the dying stages with Northern Storm were reduced to ten men however it would prove to have no impact on the final result.

"Patience is an area we really need to work on," Porter said

"Once that frustration creeps in late in a match it is really hard to get it out of them.

"Credit to Woolgoolga they did well to fight out a draw."

WOOLGOOLGA WOLVES 1 (Brendan Thomas 65') drew NORTHERN STORM 1 (Grant Scully 77')

At High Street Sports Complex, Woolgoolga.



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