Tom boosts Suns? chances
THE return of mercurial striker Tom Guttormsen has provided a timely boost for the North Coast Suns as they prepare for their opening round encounter of the Summer Soccer Youth League next weekend.
The 2004 Golden Boot winner was an important part of the Suns combination last summer, when he attracted the eye of Rochedale Rovers.
After a season with the Brisbane XXXX League club, Guttormsen has returned and will enjoy one more campaign with the Suns before exceeding the summer league age limit of 21.
His finishing skills played a leading role in helping Lismore Workers to grand final success last year and after his experience in Brisbane, his presence will provide the Suns with real impact up front.
Despite being an Under-21 line-up, virtually every player in the squad has Premier League experience.
Joel Gosper and Joel Rudgley are expected to pair up in central midfield in front of central defenders Joel Saye and Jack Williamson, with Rhys Evans and Alex Pratt sharing the goalkeeping duties.
The Suns' opening match will be against the strong Palm Beach Sharks outfit at Oakes Oval, Lismore, next Sunday at 3pm.
The Soccer FNC women's representative team, the North Coast Flames, will contest a summer league this year for the first time, starting a week after the Suns match.