IT’S been nearly two months since the Coastal League One Women’s inaugural season kicked off with a double-header at the Coffs Synthetics.
Here are how the five clubs have fared to start the season.
Urunga Raiders: Have set the early benchmark with four wins from their opening four games.
Raiders coach Trevor Martin explained the main reason for the team’s early success.
“We play as a team unit and we have a lot of depth, and each team we play against has to face us as a unit,” he said.
Coffs City United Lionesses: Have won two of their four games with their only losses coming to the ladder leading Raiders.
Looked impressive in wins against the Sawtell Scorpions and Macleay Valley Rangers.
Macleay Valley Rangers: Persistence paid off for the Rangers with their first win of the season coming in the latest round, after two draws and two losses in their opening four games of the season.
Boambee Eagles: After a draw and a loss at home to start the season, had their first win against the Scorpions at the Coffs Synthetics.
Eagles coach Neil Witherdin said a number of players had to step up to play in the new women’s league.
“We’ve had a disrupted start to the season as we’ve had four of our players out; two of our players have been out injured, one has retired and one is on a trip around Australia,” he said.
“It may take us a while to get going, as we have a lot of young girls and older players who have only played in the women’s second division.”
Sawtell Scorpions: Have shown some promising signs after matching it with the Lionesses and Eagles in the second half of their matches, as they look for their first win of the season and to snap a thee match losing streak.