Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Wolves Continue Lazarus Run to Keep Chances Alive; DINGOES6BREAKERS1

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Wolves Continue Lazarus Run to Keep Chances Alive; DINGOES6BREAKERS1

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WOOLGOOLGA'S late season resurgence continued on Saturday with the Wolves recording a fourth consecutive victory to revive hopes of a semi-final berth that seemed dead and buried a month ago.

This time Boambee were the victims and the Bombers may pay dearly for their current slump which has extended to three losses in a row.

The writing was on the wall in the first minute when Woolgoolga's James Palmer scooted down the left before sending a pinpoint cross into the box which found Navrin Deane rising unchallenged only to head the ball just over the bar.

The Wolves' slick passing and possession football was creating plenty of opportunities and the pressure was converted into a goal as a typically dangerous free kick from Brad Vines was knocked in at the far post by Jesse Hinds.

The lead could have doubled before the break when excellent awareness by the diminutive Deane intercepted a sloppy defensive pass to break through on goal only to see his effort to chip over Bombers custodian Jake Stitt sail over the bar.

With a strong southerly breeze at their back the Bombers had fun with Wolves under instant pressure in the second stanza.

Boambee began to string some passes together and maintain possession. As Boambee continued to probe at the Wolves' defence the crowd at High Street witnessed a typically brilliant Brady Parker goal.

Parker let fly from the edge of the area striking a gem of a shot across keeper Alex Byrne into the side netting of the far post to equalise.

Both teams were inspired to find the winner and the elusive sealing goal was finally found by the Wolves as some great midfield play by Hinds and Anthony Baston released Deane who turned his defender and fired the ball into the awaiting net.

The Wolves are still in seventh position on the men's 1st Division table but the win puts the team only four points astern of fourth position.

This is without doubt a very even season.

THIS clash started disastrously for Yamba.

Despite having the kick-off, the Breakers managed to immediately hand the ball over to Orara and literally allowed the Dingoes to run through the defence all the way to the by-line and then simple cut back to the six-yard box led to the easiest of tap-ins for Orara to see the lead taken after only 30 seconds.

By the fifth minute the lead had doubled after the Dingoes converted from a corner kick and the writing for a bad day was already on the wall for Yamba.

Yamba awoke from their slumber and fought their way back into the game to keep Orara scoreless for the next 40 minutes.

The introduction of Yamba's Bosward brothers, Jason and Andrew, at the half time break had a huge effect and Yamba started to really threaten the Orara defence.

Orara realised they were in a fight and had to step up a couple of notches which saw them survive the Yamba resurgence.

The Dingoes class shone through in the end and they racked up another four goals in the second half with Yamba scoring a well-worked consolation goal to Jason Bosward.

THE word of out Maclean is that the Bobcats played with their usual afreedoma once more. …

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