North Coast Football competitions will take a break today for the scheduled Catch-up round; and with Semi-Finals fast approaching, the break has come at the perfect time.
Teams in contention for a top four finish will use the break to recuperate for the final 2-3 weeks of normal competition, which will decide the make-up of the semi finals’ for most divisions.
Boambee Eagles have already claimed the Premiership in the WPL, and in the Women’s second division, Dorrigo’s win last weekend saw them climb out of reach and win the Premiership.
Northern Storm Cyclones have all but secured top spot in the Women’s Reserves, currently sitting 8 points clear with 3 games to play. This week may be the decisive game against second placed Coffs United.
The North Coast Hotel Group Men’s Premier League is still yet to be decided, though Coffs United don’t look like dropping any points from their last two games against Sawtell Scorpions and Westlawn Tigers. If they do, Urunga Raiders are hitting peak form and will surely take advantage of any slip up.
Third placed Boambee Bombers are secure in the top four, and fourth place is still to be decided with some key fixtures coming up for Northern Storm, Coffs Coast Tigers and Maclean Bobcats – all sitting on 19 points.
In the Men’s Reserves, first placed Urunga face second placed Maclean this weekend. Urunga need a point from that match to officially win the premiership.
In the Men’s Second Division (North), Coutts Crossing have won the premiership with 3 games to go. Behind them Majos Thunder, Yuraygir United and Yamba Breakers make up the top four. Meanwhile, in the Southern Division, Sawtell Scorpions have a 6 point lead at the top, although Bellingen still have a chance to catch them.
In the Men’s Third Division (North), Coutts Cougars are once again at the top, three points ahead of Yamba Breakers. However Yamba have two games in hand and a win against Iluka today will put them ahead on Goal Difference.
In the Men’s Third Division (South) the top five are separated by just three points. Northern Storm is currently on top of the group on 27 points, followed by Sawtell on 26.