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Hot run continues for Saints

Sawtell/Toormina has moved up to second position on the ladder after recording its sixth consecutive victory. The Saints led from go to whoa against the Lismore Swans although they were challenged before drawing away in the last quarter. The home

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The run home: Race for finals is a hot one

THERE are only two rounds remaining before the finals start and the make-up of who will be playing at the business end of the season in either the seniors or women’s competitions is still unknown. In the seniors the Coffs

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Fine margins make all the difference

IT’S amazing that over the course of a long football season just how much of a difference a few points here or there can make. Sawtell/Toormina’s senior team is a classic example. The Saints won their fifth consecutive match on Saturday

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Blues on home deck are tough to beat

THE Northern Beaches boys know how tight the race for second spot on the ladder has become. Just ask their coach Rory Evans. “We can fall as low as fourth potentially but we can also take second,” Evans said. And

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Tiger time comes to an end

REIGNING premier Grafton won’t be competing in the 2021 AFL North Coast finals series. Even before the Tigers match against the top of the ladder Coffs Breakers they needed to win all of their remaining matches and have other results

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Saints move into fourth spot

IT wasn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination but dogged determination by Sawtell/Toormina has them sitting inside the top four for the first time in 2021. Sawtell/Toormina coach Bec Minichilli admits the result means that the Saints are now

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‘Do-or-die’ for Tigers against ladder leaders

REIGNING premier Grafton simply has to win on Saturday if the Tigers are going to be any chance of reaching the finals. Tigers coach Adi Campbell summed the situation Grafton finds itself in as simply “do or die”. The Tigers

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High stakes encounters for women

FOR the second time this season there will be three women’s matches played on the one day. And all of them have high stakes attached to them. Lismore Swans coach Ken McPherson summed up his team’s meeting against Northern Beaches on

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Age won’t stop Hal from blowing his whistle

IT doesn’t matter what age you are, Hal Pearce said you’re never too old to be an umpire. “Give it a go,” Pearce urged. “I think it can be quite fulfilling and it’s good to see kids playing sport. And

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Blues back on the winner’s list

NORTHERN Beaches bounced back from its last start loss to Sawtell/Toormina with a comfortable victory at home over Nambucca Valley. The Blues were never threatened by the opposition and scored a percentage boost with an 84-point win. Northern Beaches jumped

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