Football: Port United coach Nathan Wade satisfied with side's position in Premier League

Port United's Matt Bale has been a consistent performer.
Port United's Matt Bale has been a consistent performer.

PORT United coach Nathan Wade is content with where his side sits at the halfway point of the Football Mid North Coast Premier League season.

United currently sit in fifth position on the ladder ahead of this weekend’s bye with a match in hand.

Last weekend’s clash with Camden Haven was washed out and should United pick up all three points from the rescheduled fixture they could jump into the top three.

Wade has been impressed with the consistency of his side that has seen them win four from seven.

“I’m pretty happy with where we’re at,” he said.

“You don’t want to end up having to win the last six in a row to make the finals so we’re pretty well positioned.”

The focus on promoting younger players has seen the emergence of Jake Pugh and Eli Wade.

Nine of United’s reserve grade side from last week were aged 19 or younger.

“It’s good to see some of the young guys step up and cement their spots in the team,” Wade said.

The coach didn’t want to place too much pressure on his side, but he did want to feature in the post-season.

“To make the semis is the goal.”