Nambucca Strikers march on with big win over Boambee in North Coast Football

Nick Hickey was unstoppable once he came on, with high energy and a thunderous strike on the Boambee goal
Nick Hickey was unstoppable once he came on, with high energy and a thunderous strike on the Boambee goal

THE NAMBUCCA Strikers 2nd Division side hosted Boambee at the weekend to round out a feast of North Coast Football for the day.

With the Strikers out on top of the ladder, a win would represent a massive step towards the title.

Nambucca started the better and opened the scoring after an incisive ball from Andrew Gaterell, played through to Clay Urquhart, was neatly finished.

Urquhart doubled the lead with a header at the back post from a Daniel Glasson corner. A third came from another Glasson set piece, this time an own goal off the Boambee defender.

Clay Urquhart had a field day and challenged the Boambee defence on every touch

Clay Urquhart had a field day and challenged the Boambee defence on every touch

Boambee pegged one back after curling a free kick around the Nambucca defensive wall.

Nambucca scored again from the head of Nick Hickey to make it 3-1. They were then awarded a penalty after a mazy run from Glasson resulted in a foul in the box. Urquhart dispatched the penalty to extend the lead.

Boambee persisted and tried to assert a physical presence on the match.

They scored again to make it 4-2 but the comeback stopped there.

Urquhart bagged his fourth for the evening as he cleaned up the keeper’s spill following a vicious Hickey drive.

So 6-2 it finished, and the result puts the Strikers one point away from the league title with two games to play. They take on second placed Corindi under lights on Wednesday night and will meet Coffs Coast on Saturday at home. Both matches at home at Coronation Park.

The wall was set but Boambee curled this one past to open their account

The wall was set but Boambee curled this one past to open their account

Bellingen are also assured of a spot in the finals, while the last berth will be filled by either Boambee or Coffs Lions.