The First Round of the North Coast Hotel Group Premier League got underway this weekend, with plenty of goals scored in the first week of action.
Coffs United played Coffs Tigers in the first game, winning 4-2 in a hard-fought contest. The Tigers showed promise, playing good football and taking it to the reigning premiers.
Coffs United Coach Glen Williams admitted that his side didn’t dominate the game, giving credit to a well organised Tigers side.
The Lions are waiting on several key players to return from injury and suspension.
Sawtell Scorpions beat Westlawn Tigers 4-2, with Westlawn making a late comeback as Sawtell struggled to see out the match.
Urunga Raiders defeated a strong Northern Storm side 4-1, highlighting their title credentials this season. It was the last match played on the Saturday, following a full day of football at Urunga to honour the memory of Dixie and Rachel Erlandsen.
On Sunday, Boambee played Orara at Ayrshire Park, and scored 7 goals in the second half to win the match 9-0.
Orara managed to keep the deficit to two at half time, but fell apart defensively toward the end of the match, with Brady Parker, Christian Penny and LockieMoye amongst the goals for the Bombers.
The Coffs Deep Sea Fishing Club WPL also kicked off this week. Boambee Eagles defeated the Woolgoolga Wildcats 6-0, Coffs United Lionesses and Maclean Bobcats drew 2-2, and Urunga and Northern Storm were both amongst the goals, tying their match 5-5.