Kempsey Saints will go into this weekend's clash with top of the table Port United looking to maintain momentum from their 2-1 CPL win over Taree Wildcasts last Saturday.
Kempsey led 2-0 until Taree dug deep in the second half when Keinan White opened their account with a goal.
The Wildcats pushed hard in the time remaining, but weight of possession to the Saints delivered a win.
Dylan Whalen and Corey Crotty were the goal-scorers for Saints.
"We played a much better style of football, more towards how we want to play in general," co-coach Dan Baker told the Argus.
"We passed the ball better, we held the ball for a lot of the game and they didn't have many chances on the ball because of our possession."
Wildcats coach Ben Sedlen was impressed with his sides defence.
"Our defence was much better this week, although we still have to work on our attack," he told the Manning River Times.
Unfortunately for Saints they were unable to continue that momentum into their mid-week FFA Cup fixture with the Coffs Coast Tigers, losing 5-0.
Saints now move onto top of the table Port United.
"We'll continue to try and build on what we've been working on and take the positives from last week," Baker said.
In reserve grade, Rangers came out 2-0 winners against the Tigers while Saints had a dominant 6-2 win.
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