Lions merciless in slaying of Dragons
A MERCILESS Coffs Lions soccer team side demonstrated that they are the team to beat in the new North Coast Premier League ? crushing Grafton's Majos Dragons 7-0 at Rushworth Park on Saturday.
The Lions have yet to concede a goal this season, and have so far scored 21 in just three games.
United scored early in the match, but it was not truly representative of the closeness of the early tussle in which Majos had managed to largely negate the strong attacking moves of the Lions' midfield.
However, the superior physique and strength of the Coffs players increasingly put them in the ascendancy and they cruised to a comfortable 3-nil half-time lead.
Despite the half time 'pep talk' from coach Jamie Harris, Majos proved no match for a well-disciplined Lions side that constantly exploited the Dragons' weakening defensive efforts.
Four unanswered goals in the second half gave United a runaway 7-nil win.
Goal scorers for United were Ben Mackay, who picked up an excellent hat-trick; Brett Adams with two; and one apiece going to Nick Lambert and Ryan Turner.
Jon Ross, the Coffs United coach congratulated his team on a well-disciplined performance and acknowledged that their three months of pre-season training is certainly paying off.
The Coffs United player of the match was awarded to the outstanding Ben Mackay.
Coach Harris of Majos said that his team had been outclassed by a physically stronger team, yet praised his players for their heroic defensive efforts.
Player of the match for Majos was Tommy Phillips.
THE Westlawn Tigers also copped a hammering at the weekend, going down 9-1 to the Sawtell Scorpions.