North Coast will need to improve

NORTH Coast may have lost 10-3 to Sydney East on Tuesday in the NSW Combined High Schools water polo championships at Alstonville but they will go into a semi-final today against the same opponent knowing they are much better than that.

The team qualified third yesterday after wins over Sydney West (7-2) and North West (7-4) either side of a 10-4 loss to top-ranked Hunter, which will play Sydney North in the other semi.

North Coast coach Mark Edwards believes his side can score more goals this time against Sydney East.

"They did beat us but we played our bench players in that game," he said.

"This time we'll field our strongest team. We can win it but we can't afford as many errors as the last time we played them."

North Coast lost in the semi-finals last year.

The semi-final today against the second-placed Sydney East will start at 10am, with the final at 1pm.



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