FRONTING UP: Westlawn Tigers’ Peter Fysh holds off a tackler during the clash against Urunga at Barnier Park. Photo: Debrah Novak
FRONTING UP: Westlawn Tigers’ Peter Fysh holds off a tackler during the clash against Urunga at Barnier Park. Photo: Debrah Novak

Bobcats savaged by Lions

IT was a case of new week, same results for the Clarence Valley teams after Maclean Bobcats and Westlawn Tigers crashed in their second-round matches.

The Bobcats travelled to Coffs United for its match and put up a good fight before going down 6-3 at a boggy McLean St ground.

Maclean coach Guiseppe Terranova said it wasn't as bad as the score line indicated and his team had tried hard throughout.

"It was a goal fest," Terranova said.

"It wasn't too bad a game. They outplayed us but we stuck with them and almost drew level.

"We weren't disgraced at all by the game; they really dug in and believed they could win, even when they were down 3-1."

Daley Durrant, Luke Pap and Tom Whalan scored for Maclean to close the gap to 4-3 but with 20 minutes remaining the floodgates opened.

An own goal gifted the Lions a 5-3 lead before a free kick completed the scoring.

Westlawn Tigers were at Mother Nature's mercy when they were forced to relocate their first home game.

The Tigers were upstaged 3-0 by Uranga Raiders after being forced to move from their preferred Barnier Park field to a smaller one on the adjoining athletics field.

While the switch was a distraction, Tigers coach Robert Usher admitted they were beaten by the better side on the day.

"Urunga are usually around the top four and showed why," Usher said.

"They came out from the whistle and got right into everything and probably caught us off guard.

"It was pretty wet out there and we didn't have the space we usually do but the better team won."



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