TAREE'S hopes of finishing the Coastal Premier League conference series season with successive wins in the last two games is over after the Wildcats lost 3-0 to Kempsey Saints in the clash at Omaru Park.
It was a difficult day for the Wildcats, with coach Ben Sedlen sent off while three other players received two yellow cards. The Wildcats only had nine players left on the field at fulltime.
They'll now be searching for players to meet commitments for the side's last game of the year on Saturday against Port United at Port Macquarie.
The Wildcats went into the game confident on the strength of the effort the previous match where they were beaten 3-2 by the strong Macleay Valley side. Taree led 2-0 leading into the second half.
It was also a tough day for the Wildcats in reserve grade, where they were beaten 6-2.
This was also Taree's last game at home for the season and will have the bye in the final round of the conference series.
Taree beat United in the Coastal Premier League game played in Taree earlier this year.
In the other southern conference clash played last weekend Macleay Valley turned on the power to defeat Port Saints 3-0 in the match at Port Macquarie.
Saints won the reserve grade encounter 5-1.
Football Mid North Coast had earlier made the decision to end the conference series after one round.
Clubs split into the northern and southern conference pools when the Coastal Premier League was cut to just one round when NSW Health released revised COVID-19 protocols.