Urunga Raiders went down to Edgeworth FC 3-0 in their FFA Cup match in Newcastle on Saturday.
Urunga played well, and held their own against stronger opposition, though the Semi-Professionals were a class above and got the result they deserved after a hard-fought battle.
Urunga Coach Peter Snow said he was pleased with his side’s performance.
“We were down 1-0 at the break, and we went out in the second half and played as hard as we could, because we knew we were still in it. They were the next level above us, but we made them work for the result, and all the boys are proud of the way they played.”
Edgeworth will now play Singleton Strikers in tomorrow’s semi-final, with the winner moving on to the FFA Cup Round of 32.
In the North Coast Hotel Group Men’s Premier League, Boambee Bombers overcame Orara Valley Dingoes 3-0 to keep pressure on league leaders Coffs United, who now sit just 3 points ahead of the Bombers with Sunday’s match to play.
Orara conceded early, and were outplayed for most of the match, with the combinations not quite clicking for the home team. They were courageous in their attempts to play around Boambee, but ultimately it wasn’t the Dingoes night.
Brady bagged the first two for Boambee, the second of which was another long range stunner, though Orara’s young goalkeeper was unlucky to fumble the powerful shot into his goal.
Christian Penny’s goal was also one to remember – a great finish from just outside the box following a neat through ball from Brady Parker.
Sawtell Scorpions beat Westlawn Tigers 4-0 in Grafton on Saturday Night, the win just their second of the season.
Coffs United host Coffs Tigers at McLean Street on Sunday, and the fourth match of the Round will be re-scheduled with Urunga FC travelling back from Newcastle.