THREE of North Coast Football’s four State Youth League squads are heading over the Great Divide this weekend to face Northern Inland at the UNE Sports ground.
Tomorrow’s fixture is the first time the teams have seen each other since last season and that was an early round fixture, so it has been quite a while since the two faced off.
16 years girls
The NCF 16s is the only squad to have taken maximum points from its opening three games and sits comfortably at the top of the ladder.
Despite that, NCF will not be taking Northern Inland lightly as the two have not seen each other yet and Northern Inland has put in some impressive performances already this year.
The Inlanders have displayed their quality by drawing with Newcastle and Macquarie on their way to fourth spot on the ladder.
No team has beaten it yet and the side has only conceded four goals in three matches.
This will be no easy match for NCF and the home ground just may prove an important factor for Northern Inland.
14 years boys
The NCF 14s are in new territory after a thumping 6-0 win over Central Coast.
That’s the biggest winning margin this squad has ever enjoyed and the coaching staff are struggling to remember the last time they kept a clean sheet.
Confidence will be sky high this Sunday as NCF, sitting in fourth, faces a Northern Inland team which has just the solitary point from its first four games.
13 years boys
With some impressive results starting to show, the 13s will be keen to keep improving.
Both NCF and Northern Inland sit just outside the top four but both will eye this match as a possible three points.