The Grafton Tigers have maintained top spot on the ladder after an 11-point win against the Sawtell/Toormina Saints during the fourth round of the AFL North Coast season.
The Tigers won their third match from their first four games accounting for the Saints at home 14.11 (95) to 12.12 (84).
The top of the table clash looked set for a grandstand finish with the Tigers leading by just 5 points at three quarter time.
A five-goal final quarter from the Tigers saw them hold off the Saints to grab top spot on the ladder at 3 wins/1 loss, while the Saints suffered their first loss of the season to go 2-1.
Breakers get their first win
The Coffs Harbour Breakers have recorded their first win of the season with a 29-point win against the Port Macquarie Magpies in their grand final rematch at Fitzroy Oval.
Staring down the barrel of starting their season 0-3, the reigning premiers snapped a two-game losing streak with an 11.18 (84) to 8.7 (55) victory against the Magpies.
The Breakers led by 29 points at half-time and maintained that margin at the final siren for their much needed first win of 2020.
The Coffs Harbour Breakers have shown they will be the team to beat in 2020, claiming early season premiership favouritism with an utterly dominant 90-point win at home against the Sawtell/Toormina Saints.
The Breakers kicked 13.13 (91) while holding the Saints to just 0.1 (1).
The Breakers sit two games clear at the top of the ladder having won their opening three games of the season.
The Nambucca Valley Lions maintained their undefeated start to the season with a 60-point win against the Coffs Harbour Breakers.
A new addition to this year’s Reserves competition, the Lions sit at the top of the ladder having won their opening three matches of the season.
Round 4 also saw the Sawtell/Toormina Saints win their second match of the season with a convincing 14.9 (93) to 4.4 (28) victory against the Grafton Tigers in Grafton.