|Grade||Mens Premier League|
|Date||Sat 18 Apr|
|Opponent||Coffs Coast Tigers|
|Result||Northern Storm Thunder 2 - Coffs Coast Tigers 1|
As reported in North Coast Football E-News this week:
Northern Storm and Coffs Coast Tigers met at Korora in the afternoon (there were no Sunday games this round) and the match ended in what's becoming a familiar scoreline: 2-1.
Neither Northern Storm nor Coffs Tigers have played a match were anything more than one goal separated the teams so far this year, so this did look like being close.
It's hard not to see these two as rebuilding, with new coaches and a few player changes to deal with, but their form has been reasonable, if not spectacular.
Jamie Kennedy, who looks like being the main strike option for the Storm now that Brendon Myers has left, had a solid game and added his name to the scoresheet. Grant Scully also scored for the home side in another strong performance, which will please coach Richard Evans.
It's likely Evans would prefer not to have every match in the balance until the final whistle, but it's looking like one of those seasons and, at this stage, the close ones are going their way more often than not.
The Tigers got on the scoresheet through Jake Vidler and could have forced a result here with a few better options in front of goal, but to keep close to Northern Storm at Korora is not always easy and they will be pleased that they made a real game of this, although that is never as good as earning points, no matter how they come.
This week Northern Storm will have a rest while the Tigers prepare to host Urunga.