Coastal Premier League season review

Southern United and Coffs City United Lions played off in the Coastal Premier League first grade grand final.

THE latest Coastal Premier League season has come and gone, with the third year of the competition a memorable one having seen finals series played for the first time, as well as grand final winners crowned for the first time.

Here is how each club fared in the 2022 season.

Coffs City United Lions: Set the benchmark all season losing just one game on their way to winning the minor premiership and grand final double.

Southern United: The new kids on the block made an instant impression with the Forster-based club finishing runners up in their debut season in the Coastal Premier League.

Coffs Coast Tigers: Had a strong home and away season finishing second on the ladder.

Looked to be the biggest threat to Coffs United, just missing out on a grand final berth after a penalty shootout loss in their qualifying semi-final.

Macleay Valley Rangers: One of the big improvers of 2022 making the top four after being a finals contender in 2021.

Finished one win away from a grand final going down to eventual champions Coffs City United in their qualifying semi-final.

Port United: An up and down season for United, who showed their best could beat anyone as the only team to beat the Lions this season.

Were knocked out in the first weekend of finals.

Sawtell Scorpions: The big improvers of 2022, going from second last on the ladder to sixth and a finals spot this season.

The youthful side seemed to get better each game, and lost in the first week of finals to eventual runners up Southern United.

Northern Storm: Started the season slowly, but a late season surge saw them almost clinch a finals berth.

Bellingen FC: Started strongly in their debut season in the Coastal Premier League, before injuries and mixed form took its toll.

Port Saints: One of a number of teams in the finals hunt but were ultimately let down by inconsistency.

Kempsey Saints: Were competitive against finals teams and even had wins against the Tigers, Port United and Scorpions, just didn’t show enough of this form to warrant a finals spot of their own.

Boambee Bombers: A rebuilding year for the recent powerhouse, but showed glimpses of form this season which suggests they could rise up the ladder in 2023.

Taree United: Struggled mightily in a season which yielded no points.


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