COMEBACK KINGS: Coffs Harbour came back from a 22-6 deficit to knock off Nambucca Heads in the preliminary final.PHOTO: EMILY BURLEY
COMEBACK KINGS: Coffs Harbour came back from a 22-6 deficit to knock off Nambucca Heads in the preliminary final.PHOTO: EMILY BURLEY

Coffs Harbour hoping to celebrate 50th year in style

ONE or possibly two premierships would be a fitting way to end the 50th year since the formation of Coffs Harbour Comets.

"It would be enormous," Comets president Steve Gooley said.

"There's a lot of very supportive old boys who are keen to see the boys do well so we're hoping that's the case."

The first grade side returns to McKittrick Park to take on South Grafton Rebels in the grand final and desperate to erase memories of the 54-4 major semi-final defeat.

"With first grade playing in its third year in a row in a grand final as a club we are very happy with how we have gone this year," he said. "Obviously we go into the game as underdogs. At South Grafton they have a significant advantage, but we'll be in there trying our best.

"If you look at the results, in the first round we were beaten in a reasonably close game, we then put 50 on South Grafton and they in turn put 50 on us.

"I think that shows it can definitely go either way."

The club finished minor premiers in Under-18s and start favourites in that grade against Sawtell.

"They're a great young side and I know that they'll go very well, those boys."

The Daily Examiner will be live tweeting the First Grade Grand Final from 2:30pm on Twitter. Follow @daily_examiner for all of the live action or watch the website for the live coverage story.

 

 



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