MID North Coast have continued to punch above their weight for a second-straight season after they claimed the under-14 girls Women's Premier League premiers plate.
A 4-0 win over Wallsend last weekend secured their top-of-the-table position with a round to play in a season that has already seen them bang in an impressive 87 goals and concede just 14 in 20 matches.
Striker Jessica Watts is set to receive her second-straight golden boot award as the competition's leading scorer, but coach Brenton Doyle said everyone in the team had played their part.
"To travel every second weekend and do what these girls have done is an impressive effort," he said.
"The football they play is an exciting brand.
"To seal the premiers plate is great when we have girls from South West Rocks all the way down to Forster who travel for training every week."
Throw in a 6am start every weekend for games that kick off at 9.30am in Newcastle and it becomes an even more impressive season.
"Their diet and sleep patterns get stuffed around with things like that, but they're good Aussie kids," Doyle said.
Despite being first-past-the-post, the challenge is only just starting with the side now to be on the road for all their finals matches.
"They have a home and away system in finals like they do in the European leagues, but it's all to do with where the first grade side finish where the games are played," the coach said.
A 4-3 loss to Merewether United was the only blip on the radar all season back on May 12, but Doyle said they learned lessons from that defeat.
This weekend they play their final regular season game with a trip to Warners Bay.
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