Pottsville Panthers celebrate another victory.
Pottsville Panthers celebrate another victory.

Uki drubbing keeps big cats on top

THE Pottsville Panthers remain on top of the Football Far North Coast first division ladder after downing Uki at Pottsville on Saturday.

In a match which saw Pottsville assert its dominance in the second half, the Panthers ran away with it 6-1 but only after coming from behind after Uki opened the scoring.

“We started out playing with great control and possession but as often the case, one slip and Uki were able to make the most of their chance and score,” Pottsville captain/coach Dave Lonie said.

“However we stayed focused and fought back with two goals in the first half to go to the break up 2-1.

“They played a very defensive game in the second half but we created plenty of opportunities and were able to convert them into goals.

“In the second half, we made a few changes, giving players some opportunities in the top grade and we moved a few players around.

“Of our players Phil Goodfellow, playing out of his normal position, had a strong game, as did Brett McMahon who scored a goal.”

Other goalscorers for Pottsville were Mick Kolovos with a double, Lonie and his brother Mark and James Boag.

For Uki, it was another frustrating effort for coach Joe Scholl.

“We played well in the first half and were very competitive but just fell away in the second half,” Scholl said.

“Again it was a case of too many errors - I think it was our worst performance to date.”

Matt Mather scored Uki's goal.

In other results, Burringbar played a double header in Lismore over the weekend and unfortunately found the going tough, losing to Richmond 3-1 on Saturday and then going down 2-1 to South Lismore yesterday.

Meanwhile, Goonellabah downed Casino 1-0, Richmond downed Woodburn 2-1 and Dunoon downed Byron 3-2.

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