Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Weather Threat to Weekend North Coast Football Games

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Weather Threat to Weekend North Coast Football Games

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WITH heavy rain falling this week over the Coffs Coast, North Coast Football teams are preparing for the worst as several

venues for this weekend's 1st Division fixtures remain closed.

Some teams are facing the prospect of having a second game in a row washed out as the season struggles to commence.

Men's 1st Division

MACLEAN Bobcats have no

assurance they will be able to take to the field in Maclean for the clash with Westlawn Tigers. The Bobcats were halted last week as Ayreshire Park was closed ahead of Boambee's first home game of the season.

Westlawn had an even more dramatic opener. Their match with Coffs City United Lions being played at Barnier Park, was half an hour from completion before a torrential downpour forced the referee to abandon the match.

Sawtell Scorpions and Orara Valley Dingoes were into their warm-ups when the downpour began last Saturday night. The thunderstorm which struck was so severe, the reserve grade match was abandoned and Toormina Oval closed immediately.

The Scorpions will be at Polwarth Drive this weekend, weather permitting, to face Coffs Tigers who lost at Woolgoolga in their opener.

The Dingoes will face Coffs United at Maclean St.

Urunga Raiders had a nice win over Northern Storm on Sunday afternoon; the only match to go ahead on the day. The Raiders will head over to Boambee tomorrow to face the Bombers who are yet to see action in 2011.

The other Sunday fixture is Northern Storm at home to Woolgoolga.

Both teams have one game under the belt with Woolgoolga recording a comfortable win over Coffs Tigers at Woopi and the Storm losing to Urunga.

The three men's fixtures to be postponed last weekend are scheduled to be played on the weekend of May 7 and 8 which is also a Solo Cup weekend.

That brings up the possibility of a double-header weekend for four out of the six teams playing that weekend.

Women's 1st Division

THE only women's match washed out last weekend was the match between Maclean Bobcats and Northern Storm Twisters which will now be played on May 7. …

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