THE Coastal Premier League’s finals series gets underway in September, as teams look to clinch a top 6 spot with just six rounds left in the home and away season.
With this season’s finals series fast approaching, here is how each of the six North Coast Football teams have fared so far, and what their run home looks like.
Coffs City United Lions: Have set the benchmark so far this season having had won 12 games in a row to start their campaign.
Will likely finish as minor premiers, as they play four teams sitting outside the top 6 in the run home.
Coffs Coast Tigers: The biggest threat to the Lions winning the minor premiership, sitting just two points behind the ladder leaders in second.
Face a challenging stretch in the next few weeks where they play four top 6 sides, including a big game against the Lions in the penultimate round which could decide the minor premiership.
Bellingen FC: Have had a solid debut season in the CPL sitting in fifth on the ladder.
But a horror run in the coming weeks could see Bellingen miss the finals altogether, as they play top-four sides the Tigers, Macleay Valley Rangers, Lions, and Port United in the coming weeks.
Sawtell Scorpions: Are amongst a number of teams in a logjam on the ladder fighting for a finals spot.
The eighth-placed Scorpions also have a tough run home, playing five top-6 sides in the next six rounds.
Northern Storm: Despite sitting in 10th spot, the Storm can still play finals due to games in hand and a run home which sees them play four teams who sit outside the top 6.
Boambee Bombers: Are still a mathematical possibility to play finals, but looks likely to miss out this season.