COFFS Harbour overcame a shaky start to progress through to the round of 16 in the knockout SCG Country Cup.
Facing a determined Tweed Valley outfit, Coffs Harbour's representative cricketers slumped to be 5-47 early on before a rescue mission from the tail order set the home team on the path to victory.
The final three batsmen on the list top scored for Coffs Harbour with Trent Statham, Julian Hulbert and Luke Corlis making 27, 30 and 29 not out respectively.
An impressive 66-run final wicket stand helped steer Coffs Harbour to a total of 184.
After the heavy rain the night before, runs for both teams hard to come by due to a damp pitch with little bounce but Tweed Valley made an excellent start to its run chase with a 57-run opening stand.
The bowling of Hulbert and Raj Sandhu turned the match Coffs Harbour's way as shortly after the first wicket fell, Tweed found themselves struggling at 5-68.
Trent Dierick cleaned up the tail to grab a personal haul of five wickets and dismiss Tweed for 129 in the 40th over.
Coffs batsman Matt Rose said his team have all the right ingredients to make a solid charge this year.
"I think the combination of a few old heads mixed with some new young guys coming through will make our team pretty strong this year," Rose said.
"Against Tweed, we've hit form at just the right time. It's probably the strongest batting line-up we've had in years."
Coffs Harbour will now play Tamworth in the round of 16 on December 15.