BATTLE IS ON: Tiger James Joyce will be central to Westlawn’s chances of avoiding relegation this weekend. PHOTO: Leigh Jensen
BATTLE IS ON: Tiger James Joyce will be central to Westlawn’s chances of avoiding relegation this weekend. PHOTO: Leigh Jensen

Westlawn playing under threat of relegation

GRAFTON could be without a premier division team in North Coast Football next year.

That is the pressure Westlawn Tigers find themselves under heading into the final round, as they try to avoid the wooden spoon and relegation.

Tigers coach Rob Usher underlined the importance of tomorrow's clash with Coffs Coast Tigers, saying it was an awkward situation in which they should never have put themselves.

"We led Boambee 1-0 after 80 minutes last week and should really have won that game," Usher said.

"They scored a match winner in injury time leaving us in a must-win situation this weekend.

"There is a potential relegation play-off in three to four weeks but we don't want to be there."

A win could lift the Tigers as high as eighth, but they need favourable results from Woolgoolga and Maclean Bobcats.

Usher is only concerned with his team playing to the best of their ability.

"We just have to go out and play our own game," Usher said.

"Coffs can't move higher and they aren't involved in the relegation battle.

"We need to forget about what happened in the past and concentrate on these 90 minutes."



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