Bobcats take aim at the Stars

By GRANT NEILSON

The Maclean Bobcats

THE Maclean Bowling Club Bobcats will be looking to string togethr back to back wins when they travel to Lismore this Saturday to take on Italo Stars in the latest round of the Far North Coast Premier League football under lights at Barrow Lane.

Stars are one of the traditional heavyweights and favourites to take out the Premier League, but have had an indifferent start to the season and current- ly sit one point behind the Bobcats on the table, so a win is crucial to both clubs' semi-final aspirations.

Maclean will go into the match missing all action midfielder Aaron Bylos, but will be otherwise at full strength.

Coach Steve O'Sullivan is still undecided as to who will fill the vacant left midfield role but with a wealth of midfielders at his disposal it is simply a matter of shuffling his deck slightly to cover the position.

"I have many options at my disposal and currently I am con- sidering rotating a number players in that position," O'Sullivan said earlier this week.

With many of the top clubs facing off against each other this weekend points will be at a premium for everyone.

None more so then the Bobcats currently sitting in fourth and Stars just outside the top five on goal difference.

A win to the Bobcats will give vital breathing space between them and the chasing pack of three teams sitting just behind them but a loss could see them stumble down the lad- der.

Stars have one of the best football complexes on the North Coast and both the premier league and the premier reserves will be played under lights. Premier reserves will kick off at 5pm with the Premier League at 7pm.

The Bobcats will be taking a player and supporters bus to the match and anyone interested in going to support the Clarence team is advised to be at major sponsor Maclean Bowling Club by 2.45pm to catch the bus to Lismore.



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