PRESSURE ON: Maclean have no other option but to beat Coffs United to stay alive.
PRESSURE ON: Maclean have no other option but to beat Coffs United to stay alive. Jenna Thompson / NCF

Lions blocking path of Bobcats

THE equation for Maclean on Sunday is very simple.

The Bobcats will need to upset Coffs United and hope the Northern Storm loses to the Coffs Coast Tigers if they're to sneak in to the C.ex Group Men's Premier League semi finals at the very last moment of the season.

But getting the three points themselves will be no easy task considering Coffs United's record on home soil.

The Lions have lost only one of their past 22 matches at McLean St and with the semi finals to start next week are in no mood to let anybody spoil that record.

The Storm are keen to bounce back from last week's 6-1 loss to Boambee and ensure they'll be playing a knockout semi final against Urunga next week.

The women's semi finals start next week and while we know the make-up of the Division 1 semis (Boambee 1, Urunga 1, Woolgoolga 1 and Woolgoolga 2),Saturday's match between Macksville and Orara Valley is vitally important.

The women's semi finals will see teams named above who finished first to fourth in the C.ex Group Women's Division battle it out for the Division 1 title.

Those that finished fifth to eighth will vie for the Division 2 crown while the Division 3 semi finals will be played between those teams who finished in positions ranging from ninth to 12th.

Currently Macksville and Orara Valley are equal on points and sit eighth and ninth.

The Stingers hold a clear advantage in goal difference but Saturday's result at Dairyville Road will decide which team plays in the Division 2 semis and which one battles it out in the next division down.