Goal Kickers: L. Matthews 5, D. Meyers 4, T. Matthews 3, C. Tune 3, L. Cohen 3, B. Hooke 3, M. Couzens, D. Pritchard, J. Gillingham
Best Players: D. Johnson, T. Matthews, L. Matthews, J. Sutherland, C. Tune, L. Draper-Bell
Goal Kickers: S. Morgan
Best Players: R. Arentz, K. McEvoy, B. Miller, S. Morgan
Sawtell continued their strong record over the Coffs Swans with a 159-point drubbing at the Coffs Coast Leisure Park.
The Saints kept their opponents scoreless during the first quarter with Luke Matthews on fire up forward. The competition favourites were returning to full-strength and it showed as they totalled dominated the contest.
The flood was stemmed to an extent in the second quarter, but again the Swans were unable to make an impression on the scoresheet. Missing Rob Eddy amongst a number of regulars, their depth was badly exposed.
Their lone goal came in the third term with Scott Morgan able to find the goals. This was the only relief in a lop-sided contest. Daniel Johnson and Todd Matthews built on their form against Grafton in the middle of the ground.
Courtney Tune and Troy Britnell added the height missing last week. It symbolises the Saints form as they are close to reaching the peak of their powers.
Port Macquarie 0.0 1.0 2.1 3.4-22
North Coffs 7.3 12.7 16.12 19.19-133
Goal Kickers: T Cook 7, J O'Connor 4, D Funston 3, J Wylie 3, M Crispe, S Dawes
Best Players: D Funston, S Dawes, T Cook, B Giri, J O'Connor, M Kerr
Goal Kickers: B Vennell, J Schmidt, B Taylor
Best Players: J Mohr, G Dean, S Skreja, J Schmidt
It was a similar story at Stuart Park, with Port Macquarie suffering a massive defeat to the hands of the challenging North Coffs.
The Kangaroos jumped out of the blocks in the first-term in windy conditions. Trent Cook and Jordan O'Connor led hard and presented well up forward. Port had no answer, and were effectively out of the contest before half-time.
Normally, a physical outfit, the Magpies were unable to stick tackles and lacked vigour in their attack of the ball, as North Coffs dominated the clearances.
Josh Drum and Kirt Connolly left the field after strong starts and did not return. This detracted from the contest in what ended up being a tame second-half.
Jesse Schmidt and Dean Nankervill failed to have an impact, with Justin Mohr far and away Port's best player. Again, Darren Funston and Sam Dawes led the way in the midfield, whilst Brad Giri made a successful return for the victors.
Goal Kickers: A. Clarke 6, R. McGrath 5, A. Retallack 3, D. Linares, M. Schmidt, J. Saker, J. Ellis-Cluff, E. Linares
Best Players: A. Clarke, J. Angel, R. McGrath, R. Copeland, L. Benson, A. Fredericks
Goal Kickers: G. Connolly, R. Sheather, G. Blackwell, D. Zacek, D. Cameron, J. Walder
Best Players: K. Thompson, R. Sheather, D. Zacek, P. Leonard, J. Darby, D. Cameron
Nambucca Valley registered their first win in over two years with a dominant display against Grafton at Macksville Park.
It was tight in the early stages before the Lions blew the contest open with nine goals before half-time. Aaron Clarke and Ray McGrath saw plenty of the football to help the Lions record their highest score of the year.
The Tigers turned the tables around in the third quarter as Kelly Thompson and Ryan Sheather stood up for the away side.
Their inability to kick a goal in the first-half inevitably cruelled their chances, as the Lions savoured a rare win with Jim Angel and Luke Benson capping off a big win in a strong final term performance.
Last Modified on 09/08/2009 16:32