Westlawn beaten but not broken
THE Westlawn Tigers were far from disgraced in losing 4-0 to the Woolgoolga Wolves at Woolgoolga in North Coast Football first division action on Saturday.
The first half was a tight affair with the scores still locked at nil-all at the break, however, the Wolves had the better of the chances.
In the second half, Woolgoolga took the majority of possession and the pressure resulted in their first goal from a corner.
After the Wolves' second goal from a move up the left, the Tigers pushed up in all-out attack, however, the Wolves gained two more goals on the counter attack to win 4-0.
Observers thought the score line flattered Woolgoolga, but they were the more desperate of the teams, were quicker and moved the ball around faster and were the best side the Tigers have played against this year.
Westlawn, without most of their normal back line, looked good in patches and created chances but just could not find the net.
Ryan Lynch was the Coopers man of the match for the Tigers, while Nathan Dougherty had a good game in goals after backing up from a full game in the youth division.
The Tigers' youth division side maintained their place at the top of the table after their third win from three games.
Marty Gorrie scored in open play and Matt Cheney netted a penalty to secure a 2-0 win over the Woolgoolga Wolves.
The Tigers did it tough, starting with only 10 players, then losing their first grade goa keeper to a red card just before halftime before one more player turned up the for the second half.
Matt Cheney was the Coopers man of the match with a solid game as sweeper, while having several good shots on goal.
Westlawn's third division Crown Tigers took on the South Services Gunners at Rushforth Park and had to withstand a barrage from the Gunners attack to hold out for a 1-all draw.
Doug Harris scored for the Tigers, while the Coopers man of the match was Michael Bowles.
The fourth division Crown Hotel Westlawn Panthers hosted a youthful Bellingen Moores, who were half their average age, at Barnier Park and came out 8-3 winners.
John Calleja was the Coopers man of the match for the Panthers.