THE Football Mid North Coast Premier League is now down to three clubs with Wallis Lake, Macleay Valley Rangers and Port United all still alive in the first and reserve grade competitions.
Premiers Wallis Lake advanced straight to the grand final by defeating Macleay Valley Rangers 3-2. The match at Boronia Park in Forster was locked 1-1 at half time. Both sides found the back of the net again before Lakes produced the winning goal late in the match. Rangers will now head back to their home ground in Kempsey to host Port United in a battle for the other grand final spot.
United got the job done in front of their home fans at Dixie Park against the Taree Wildcats. Leading by a goal at the break, it took until near the end of the match to put the game beyond doubt with the final score finishing 2-0. The result sets up a repeat of the fixture in week one of the Finals with the Port outfit travelling to Dangar Street to meet Rangers.
In a good day for United, their reserve grade squad advanced straight to the grand final. Trailing by a goal at the break, they came back to win 2-1 against Wallis Lake at Boronia Park in Forster. Lakes will now travel to Kempsey to face off with Rangers, again, a repeat of the match in week one of the Finals. Macleay Valley defeated Kempsey Saints 2-0 with a goal in each half to keep their season alive.
Next Saturday’s fixtures
2.30pm first grade Macleay Valley Rangers v Port United (winner to play Wallis Lake in the grand final).
12.45pm reserve grade Wallis Lake V Macleay Valley Rangers (winner to play Port United in grand final)
First grade semi-final results: Wallis Lake d Macleay Valley Rangers 3-2, Port United d Taree Wildcats 2-0.
Reserve grade: Port United d Wallis Lake 2-1, Macleay Valley Rangers d Kempsey Saints 2-0.
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