Taree Wildcats have progressed to the second round of the FFA Cup after accounting for reigning Football Mid North Coast Premier League champions Wallis Lake 2-1 on March 5.
With both sides missing several players, Taree coach Rod Bartley was pleased with his side’s ability to take advantage of opportunities and move the ball around the park.
He said the side was up to the challenge from Wallis Lake.
“They are a formidable club,” Rod said.
Rod said the Wildcats have set the platform for the style of football they want to play this year.
The club will balance their second round appearance in the FFA Cup with more trial games before the season kicks off on April 22.
March 18 will see the side take to Omaru Park to face Hunter based side Medowie.
This will be the first of three pre-season trials at the venue.
Meanwhile, another game from across the Mid North Coast division saw Macleay Valley Rangers topple Wauchope 8-3 in their opening encounter.
Tuncurry Forster Football Club will get their chance to advance to the second round when they take on the Kempsey Saints at South Street Oval, Tuncurry on March 25.