Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Inspired Coffs Win

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Inspired Coffs Win

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AN INSPIRED second-half performance from Coffs Harbour has seen it defeat Bellinger Valley-Dorrigo 42-24, overcoming a 10-point half-time deficit.

Winning coach Steve Gooley noted the moment when the game changed but said he was still to be convinced his team's season was fully on the swing.

aI'd like to think it's turned around as I was very proud of them in the second half after the ordinary beginning,a he said. aWe talked about a lot of things before the game and didn't really do them and there were other extenuating circumstances around our first-half performance.

aOnce Bello were getting tired we began playing good footy which I know is in the boys.a

Despite an impressive start to the match, the Magpies mounting injury toll began to play a major role. aWe started the day with 17 players but once we reached 24-nil, there were only 14 of them left,a Magpies coach Brandon Costin said. aIt was a heavy ground and we've got young frontrowers playing 60 or 70 minutes, of course they (Coffs) are going to go through the middle when my boys have pushed themselves to the brink. …

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