Spoils shared as Nambucca and Corindi draw in North Coast Football round

THE TOP of the table clash in the North Coast Football men’s 2nd division between Corindi Breakers and Nambucca Strikers turned out to be a tough battle for a Strikers team that was missing some key personnel.

It turned out to be a cliched game of two halves, with the Strikers playing some decent football down the right flank for Nick Hickey to open the scoring before the 20-minute mark.

Fellow strike partner Ryan Flack was carried off moments later with a game ending knee injury, being replaced with Dave Marchant who had just played the majority of the 3rd division game. Dave made his presence felt within minutes, calmly slotting a cut back ball from 10 yards out – Strikers 2-0 up at half time. 

But after the break the Strikers constantly turned possession over and were caught out when pushing forward for a third goal. Corindi capitalised with a 3 v 2 breakaway to score their first. Their second followed 10 minutes later from a soft free kick that was scrambled in from close range.

Both teams had their chances to take the 3 points but neither had the composure in front of goals. 

It was the first points dropped for the Strikers this season though they remain undefeated.