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Grand final spots up for grabs in semi-finals

A shot at grand final glory.

That’s what awaits the winners of this weekend’s semi-finals, as the Coastal Premier League season heads towards its grand finale.

Southern United and Sawtell Scorpions kick things off with their elimination semi-final in Forster on Saturday afternoon, with the match having been postponed from last weekend due to the wet weather.

Scorpions coach Joe Skrtic outlined what it would take to beat the third placed United.

“They’re a quality side, and they don’t stop for the whole 90 minutes and they work hard,” he said.

“We just need to play our football and be first to the ball.

“Challenge the 50-50 balls and don’t give them time on the ball, as if you give them too much time they can do some damage.

“We’ve got to try to stop them from playing their combinations which they are good at, and try to win the ball in good areas and capatilise.

“If we do the simple things 100% well, then we will do well.”

Minor premiers Coffs City United Lions await the lowest ranked winner of the elimination semi-finals, hosting them in their qualifying semi-final on Sunday afternoon at Forsyth Park.

The second placed Coffs Coast Tigers await the highest ranked winner of the elimination semi-finals, hosting them in their qualifying semi-final on Sunday afternoon at Polwarth Drive.

The Macleay Valley Rangers have already made a qualifying semi-final this weekend, after their 4-3 win against Port United in their elimination semi-final at the Coffs Football Centre Synthetics.

The winners of this weekends qualifying semi-finals play off in this season’s grand final on Saturday, 17 September at the Ce.x Coffs International Stadium.

Grand final spots up for grabs in semi-finals.

A shot at grand final glory.

That’s what awaits the winners of this weekend’s semi-finals, as the Coastal Premier League season heads towards its grand finale.

Southern United and Sawtell Scorpions kick things off with their elimination semi-final in Forster on Saturday afternoon, with the match having been postponed from last weekend due to the wet weather.

Scorpions coach Joe Skrtic outlined what it would take to beat the third placed United.

“They’re a quality side, and they don’t stop for the whole 90 minutes and they work hard,” he said.

“We just need to play our football and be first to the ball.

“Challenge the 50-50 balls and don’t give them time on the ball, as if you give them too much time they can do some damage.

“We’ve got to try to stop them from playing their combinations which they are good at, and try to win the ball in good areas and capatilise.

“If we do the simple things 100% well, then we will do well.”

Minor premiers Coffs City United Lions await the lowest ranked winner of the elimination semi-finals, hosting them in their qualifying semi-final on Sunday afternoon at Forsyth Park.

The second placed Coffs Coast Tigers await the highest ranked winner of the elimination semi-finals, hosting them in their qualifying semi-final on Sunday afternoon at Polwarth Drive.

The Macleay Valley Rangers have already made a qualifying semi-final this weekend, after their 4-3 win against Port United in their elimination semi-final at the Coffs Football Centre Synthetics.

The winners of this weekends qualifying semi-finals play off in this season’s grand final on Saturday, 17 September at the Ce.x Coffs International Stadium.  

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