Wolves cop a 7-1 mauling from Bobcats

Westlawn’s Aidan Cavanagh-Nesa during their 3-2 loss. Photo: Debrah Novak
Westlawn’s Aidan Cavanagh-Nesa during their 3-2 loss. Photo: Debrah Novak

MACLEAN Bobcats enjoyed a 7-1 win over Woolgoolga Wolves and Westlawn Tigers' close losses continued in the most recent North Coast Football Premier League round.

The Bobcats put the cleaners through last-placed Woolgoolga, who have now conceded 107 goals from their 15 games.

Westlawn's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Coffs Coast Tigers was a missed chance in more than one way as a lack of ruthlessness continues to derail their season.

Not only was it a fantastic opportunity for Westlawn to grab a win against a side they fancied themselves to beat, they were left to rue a host of missed scoring opportunities.

Westlawn were forced to field a very different side to the one they've been using this season, due to the absences of Daniel Usher, Zac Mawhinney, Billy Hayes and Jesse Hinds, who returns to the United States in a fortnight.

However, Jacob Hodgson, Peter Fysh and Connor Keogh were very effective replacements, as Westlawn strolled to a 1-0 lead at half time thanks to Sheldon O'Loughlin's calm finish.

Westlawn defended resolutely in the first half, with Coffs Coast struggling to get many efforts on goal, and the Grafton side had further chances through O'Loughlin and James Joyce to give them a commanding lead, but they couldn't take them.

It would cost them after the break, as Coffs Coast scored three goals in the first twenty minutes of the second half.

But, perhaps most disappointingly, Westlawn had countless clear-cut opportunities to come back and win the game, let alone levelling it. Matthew O'Donohue pulled one back after great play from substitutes Brett Worley and Jack Hill, but Westlawn weren't clinical enough to take the points they deserved.

With Westlawn now playing for pride, there's little they can do but try to respond against the Boambee Bombers when they travel there this Sunday.

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