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Urunga Raiders continue dominant start to season

THE Urunga Raiders have continued their dominance of the new Coastal League One Women competition with a 7-0 victory at home against the Sawtell Scorpions.
The win was their fifth in a row to start the season and sees them sit nine points clear at the top of the table.

Raiders coach Trevor Martin said the Scorpions intensity to start the match had made his side go to another level.

“Sawtell were very intense to start the match, which had us on the back foot,” he said.

“We went in there thinking we were going to be comfortable, and they came at us.

“They really took it to us and had us under pressure and brought an intensity we hadn’t really encountered before.

“In the end we were able to absorb their pressure and adjust.”

The Raiders are in a rich vein of form at the moment having scored 21 goals and conceded none in their past three games.

Martin emphasised that a number of Raiders players were finding the back of the net.

“Everybody is a goal threat, and I’d back anybody to score on our team,” he said.

“We have a lot of different goal scorers, and we try to construct goals through combinations rather than rely on individuals which is hard to defend.”

The scheduled match between the Coffs City United Lionesses and Boambee Eagles was postponed.

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