Hunting Wolves focus on attack in race for finals berth
WOOLGOOLGA will find itself in hot water today as it goes up against reigning champion and this year's hot title contender, Coffs United.
The last few games have been promising for the Wolves, taking 10 points from their past five matches and now they are just a point away from a top four berth.
Wolves coach Stan Russ said they plan to attack in today's match at High Street and will not rest on their laurels against a backdrop of red.
However, it will be a tough ask to contain a team that has had only one loss so far this season.
"We've got no choice really. We are going to have to attack them, that's the only way to play against United. Coffs always score goals, we've just got to try to score more," Russ said.
"Basically, if we lose to Coffs, it's all right because we play Sawtell a week after, so if we can beat Sawtell and they win tomorrow, that will put us only one point behind them.
"In the last round, we've got Boambee and they've (Sawtell) got Urunga, so with a bit of luck Urunga can get one over them and we can beat the Bombers.
"If we can win our last two games we'll overtake them by one point."
The Wolves will be missing a host of top players including Anthony Baston, Scott Donahue, Jimmy Harris and Tom Gardner.
Despite the setback, Russ said that he was going to have to rely on a team effort if they were going to get over the line.
"It will all start with Coffs this weekend," he said.
"It'll be hard. We've got depth this year and there is a lot of young talent coming through, I'll play the young talent and hopefully they aren't scared or intimidated by Coffs and they'll get the job done for us."
NORTH COAST FOOTBALL
Round 16 Men's Premier League Fixtures
3pm - Westlawn v Sawtell, Barnier Park
3pm - Woolgoolga v Coffs United, High St
3pm - Urunga v Maclean, Morgo St
2pm - Boambee v Coffs Coast Tigers, Ayrshire Park
2pm - Northern Storm v Orara Valley, Korora