Magpie Reserves, U19s soar to top wins

FULL of chirp, the brave Inner West Magpies Reserve side kicked off Saturday’s match with a 9am start against Manly Wolves.

The Magpies started the game off strong and were able to hold the wolves goalless from the second quarter onwards, finishing up with a 58-21 win.
Joshua Skelton was best on, followed by Josh Rozairo, Robert Bamford, Josh Zoppo, Tim Lambert and Shaun McKiernan.
Next up, a slightly depleted Men’s Master Grand Final side gave the undefeated St George side a good run for their money but the Dragons pulled away in the final quarter to take the win, 49-14. David Clout was man of the match and followed by Matthew Cullen, Donal O’Sullivan, Wayne Wilson, Jeffrey Morgan and Ali Latife.
The Men’s Premier division side followed the Masters match, facing off against Manly Wolves.

The Wolves started off by applying plenty of scoreboard pressure to the Magpies, with a 20 point lead heading into the half time break but only narrowly winning, 53-50. Ben Zoppo was a stand out for the day, kicking four of the seven goals. He was followed by Aydin Bremner, Daniel O’Connell, Matthew Belbasis, Patrick Wilmot and Callum McEvoy-Gray.
The Under 19s Mens Div Two side played at Mona Park against a strong Sydney Uni side, continuing their successful season taking the win over Uni, 57-30. Best on was Lucas Lam, followed by Cain Doyle, Aaron Naulty, Matt Tanuku, Taidhg Ryan and Lachlan Zerafa.
Last match of the day saw the Magpies Women’s Premier Division taking on Southern Power. The Magpies applied plenty of physical pressure but were unable to capitalise up front and ended on 6-37. Kate Lawson was best on followed by Melissa Freckelton, Amelia Causley-Todd, Jess Shanahan, Alannah Kavanagh and Tayliya Kennedy.
The Magpies have one more round of the regular season left before finals kick off.