Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

An Absolute Thriller

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

An Absolute Thriller

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Fantastic qualifier between top sides

WHAT a game of football last weekend between two talented and committed sides, Port Macquarie and Sawtell/Toormina.

In the end the Saints held off the fast-finishing Magpies by four points in an absolute thriller.

The last five minutes of this game made for unrelenting pressure as Port tried valiantly to get that last goal that would see them through to the grand final.

Players on both sides put their bodies on the line in slippery conditions in front of a very vocal and animated crowd that witnessed a superb game of footy.

Matthews waits on tribunal decision

AGGRESSIVE Sawtell midfielder Scott Matthews has been in career-best form in 2013 but will have to wait on the outcome of a tribunal hearing to be held on Monday night before he knows if he will be playing grand final day.

Emergency umpire Sean Staniforth reported Matthews for an alleged off-the-ball incident in the fiery last quarter of the second semi-final last Saturday. …

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