FFA Cup Round Two Results
Urunga Raiders 17-0 Nambucca Strikers
Urunga cruised past Nambucca to stamp their authority on the competition and prove they are the team to beat this year. Urunga may play one of the two Coffs teams in the third round.
Coffs Tigers 4-1 Northern Storm
A close match between two strong teams, but Coffs Coast got the better of Northern Storm at Korora with a fantastic second half performance.
Coffs United 8-1 Orara Valley
Coffs United Overcome Orara Valley in FFA Cup
An underdone Orara Valley Dingoes couldn’t hold out against a youthful Coffs United side, losing 8-1 in the FFA Cup on Sunday.
The Dingoes were forced to play two games in two days, with the FFA Cup draw colliding with a pre-season friendly against Camden Haven.
Camden Haven travelled to the Dingoes home ground on Saturday, bringing a Reserve and First Grade squad.
The Reserves made a game of it, and despite dominating possession for the majority of the match, the hard-fought contest ended 3-3.
The First Gradesides then went head to head, and were just as competitive as the first game. A solid second half from young striker Jacob Riley-Hills made the difference for the home side, as the Dingoes downed Camden Haven 7-2 with Riley-Hills scoring a hat-trick.
Despite a strong performance on Saturday, the game on Sunday was always going to be difficult for the Dingoes, especially against a young Coffs United side.
Orara President Steve Long said “Whilst we went down against a fresh and full strength Coffs side our lads showed great heart and delivered a performance to make us proud.”
“It was always going to be difficult playing two games in two days, and the boys did well. They showed courage and resilience.”
Coffs United put on a classy performance, with young striker Gum Mayak scoring 2 goals and setting up several others.
Thanks to Steve Long for providing details for this article.