Around the Clubs

Westfield FFA Cup Round One Review

February 27th, 2017

The Westfield FFA Cup kicked off this weekend, with ten teams participating in Round One on the North Coast.

Urunga Raiders vs Westlawn Tigers

Urunga Raiders started their NCF Zone FFA Cup title defence with a 9-0 win over Westlawn Tigers, with strikers Ben Dooley and Cale Simmonds bagging a hat-trick each at Barnier Park on Saturday.

Simmonds was fasted off the mark in his first competitive game for Urunga, scoring the Raiders’ opener on the 10 minute mark.

And whilst the Raiders’ dominated the scoreline, Westlawn showed signs of promise working the ball well and managing stints of good possession with a very young squad.

Tigers’ Captain and Veteran James Joyce said pre-match that it’s a very young squad with more talent but less experience.

“We’ve got plenty of new faces out there, but they’re all so young. There are three 15 year olds who have come across from other clubs to crack into the first team, and they are very good players. But without much size or experience, we might struggle.”

It was the perfect start for returning Raiders’ coach Paul Pomroy. The Raiders were missing key players from last years squad, allowing Pomroy to tinker with the formation and introduce some new faces.

It was a good first performance for the Raiders’, and a decent showing by Westlawn’s young squad.

Coffs Coast Tigers vs Northern Storm

Coffs Coast Tigers lived up to the pre-season hype thumping Northern Storm 5-1. The game exploded to life with three penalties in the opening 30 minutes. Storm missed their first, then both sides bagged one to head into the break level at 1-1.

After half time the home team took control and scored four to win the game convincingly.

Coffs United vs Grafton United

Coffs United Lions eased into the second round with a comfortable win against Premier League new boys Grafton United.

The Lions scored five either side of half time and head into Round Two with the biggest scoreline of any game.

Orara Valley vs Maclean Bobcats

Orara Valley started off the season with a dominant 4-1 performance against Maclean at McLean Street Oval. Orara outplayed the Bobcats, who were missing one or two key players.

Boambee Bombers vs Sawtell Scorpions

Sawtell’s reinvented Premier League squad overpowered a lackluster Bombers side, winning 3-1 at Aryshire Park on Sunday.

Several of Boambee’s players from last year were on the opposite side, including youngster Xavier Sproule, who set up Sawtell’s first goal and was a constant menace against his old club.

Boambee gave a good account of themselves for most of the game, and probably had the larger share of possession, but deserved to lose against a better Scorpions side, who were organised defensively and made the most of the Bomber’s mistakes.

Related Topics:

More NewsMore >

More News

$50 million funding boost to benefit women’s sport facilities in regional NSW
Northern NSW Football has welcomed the announcement that sports facilities… [more]
REGIONAL NSW SCORES IN COUNTDOWN TO 2023 FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP!
Young girls aspiring to play for the Matildas will benefit from a NSW… [more]
Kick on for women coming to Nambucca and South Grafton
Get outside and discover the basics of football in a supportive and inclusive… [more]

Around The Clubs

Maitland Football Club’s eternal gentleman awarded 2020 Bill Turner Award
Maitland FC stalwart Paul Osland has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Bill… [more]
It’s all five stars at Sawtell FC
Many clubs in North Coast Football Zone have invested heavily in 2020 in taking… [more]
New facilities open at Forsyth Park for Coffs City United
New facilities for players, officials and spectators officially opened today at… [more]

Sponsors