Grafton starts its AFL North Coast finals campaign today in a knockout semi final against Port Macquarie.
Grafton starts its AFL North Coast finals campaign today in a knockout semi final against Port Macquarie. Matthew McInerney

Tigers ready for finals fight

GRAFTON Tigers have the squad to set up a semi-final clash with Sawtell/Toormina  or Coffs Swans, they just have to win their way to the match-up.

The Tigers face Port Macquarie Magpies in today's AFL North Coast 1st semi-final.

The loser will bow out of the season, with the winner earning a week off before they face the loser of the Saints-Swans clash (played on August 9).

Grafton coach Adi Campbell believes he has the squad to squash the Magpies at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, the players just have to stick to the game plan.

"We've got four or five players back for this game so we're looking strong," Campbell said.

"Being able to play at that stadium benefits us. There's a whole lot more room to move and we have to use it.

"We play a bit too down the line but we've been working on spreading the ball and using that width."

And with players such as midfield pair Ron Davis and Shaun Duryea feeding Sam Morrison quality ball, you can understand why Campbell is confident.

"Sam has the ability to tear a side to pieces in five minutes if he's having a good day," Campbell said.

"We've got quite a bit of speed across the park."



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