PROVING that last year’s success in the 13s NNSWF NPL Competition was no fluke, the majority of the team backed up this year in the North Coast Football’s 14 Years NPL team securing a second NPL title for North Coast Football in two years after a strong performance in the grand final.
A see-sawing half hour gave no clues as to the goal scoring spree that North Coast Football was about to produce.
With five minutes remaining before half time, Jacob Field broke the deadlock to give NCF the lead.
Momentum really swung in the boys’ favour when Christian Mirindi doubled the lead just as the referee was starting to check his watch as to when he was going to blow his whistle.
The first goal after the resumption was going to be all important but nobody thought it would come almost immediately.
Mirindi struck again to almost put the result of the contest beyond doubt.
A quarter of an hour later the cheer from players and proud parents alike was almighty when Kyan Page made sure the trophy was heading to the North Coast with North Coast Football’s fourth goal.
Edgeworth was able to secure a consolation goal but it did little to diminish the delight the squad felt when the final whistle brought to an end another winning campaign.
Coach Joe Skrtic admitted that he thought this was a special group that he had the pleasure of leading.
“I’m very proud of all of them,” Skrtic said.
“They work very hard and deserve the rewards they’ve got.”
The Presentation and Awards night for all the NCF NPL teams will be held this Thursday night at C.ex Coffs to celebrate and acknowledge all involved this year with Newcastle Jets Players Joey Champness and Jake Adelson as special guests for the evening.