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Review: Saints and Rangers off and running as CPL splits in two

Travis Pascoe attached. Pic: Scott Calvin, Manning River Times Port Saints and Macleay Valley Rangers have hit the ground running after the first week of the Coastal Premier League southern conference competition. Both teams were last-start losers with Saints watching the premiers plate slip through their fingers in a 2-0 loss to Port United while… Continue reading Review: Saints and Rangers off and running as CPL splits in two

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Review: Bombers overcome loss of key man in opening-round victory

From Boambee FC Facebook (Link) Boambee coach Jon Fergusson believes his side made a significant step in the right direction after they held off Coffs Coast Tigers 2-1 at Boambee on Saturday. The Bombers had to do it without key marksman Luke France after he limped off with a hamstring injury after only a couple… Continue reading Review: Bombers overcome loss of key man in opening-round victory

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Competition Heats up as Premiers Return to Winning Ways

In an ominous warning to all sides, the premiers of 2019 are starting to find their feet in the CPL. Both Boambee Bombers (NCF Premiers) and Port United (FMNC Premiers) had good wins in round four as wild conditions made it tough for all teams to play attractive football.  Despite the weather, Boambee's 1-0 win over Coffs United Lions is… Continue reading Competition Heats up as Premiers Return to Winning Ways

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Port Saints capitalise as top three tank – Round three review

The Coastal Premier League is off to a flying start after three rounds. Port Saints took advantage of a top of the table stalemate over the weekend, overcoming third-placed Boambee FC, which now drops to sixth on the ladder. Northern Storm continues their good form with a 3-2 win over Kempsey Saints, which lifts them… Continue reading Port Saints capitalise as top three tank – Round three review

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Rangers dominant, Coffs United thrash Wildcats as Port teams triumph in round two – review

What a weekend of football, and one that sets up a big round three this coming weekend. Macleay Valley Rangers announced themselves as an authority with a commanding 3-1 over Sawtell FC. Coffs United defeated Taree, giving the Wildcats their second defeat of the campaign. Port United and Port Saints both overcame their northern opponents,… Continue reading Rangers dominant, Coffs United thrash Wildcats as Port teams triumph in round two – review

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Rangers Overcome Saints, Bombers held by Combative Tigers – Round One Review

Week One Review Feature Match Port Saints FC 1 def by Macleay Valley Rangers 2 The CPL launched over the weekend with Port Saints hosting heavyweights Macleay Valley Rangers in an enthralling encounter at Findlay Park. The Rangers were rewarded for a stronger start to the match, their two goals in the opening hour enough… Continue reading Rangers Overcome Saints, Bombers held by Combative Tigers – Round One Review