The Magpies Ladies recorded another emphatic win over the weekend defeating the Boomanulla Raiders 82 – nil.

The end of Round 4 of the Katrina Fanning Shield (KFS) saw the Magpies settle in their spot on the top of the ladder after a bye last round and three wins before that.

Magpies KFS Coach Brendon Housten agreed that it was an emphatic win and said Boomanulla were unfortunately down on troops at the end of the day, which didn’t aid the opposition.

“But our team was playing pretty good footy as well,” he said.

“I will say that as a team the Magpies kept the intensity up for most of the game, which is what I asked them to do.”

“There weren’t too many mistakes on our part,” Brendon said.

“So when we had the ball, we held it and completed sets which usually led to a try.”

The coach said he thinks a lot of the building blocks are in place for the Magpies to consolidate a spot in the finals.

“We’re just trying to improve every week and I guess the scores have shown that we have improved every week so far.”

“Hopefully, we can continue moving in that direction and see where it gets us at the end of the season.” Overall, the Magpies Ladies’ side is relatively young with a handful of more experienced players and several in their late teens and early 20s.

Brendon, who’s coaching his first season, said the games have been entertaining to watch with a lot of good footy being played across the competition. The Magpies KFS are up against South Coast United next Saturday, May 28 at 12pm at Walker Park. “I think if we keep playing the way we’re playing, we should get away with the choccies in the end.”

Brianna O’Rourke