The Yass Magpies KFS Ladies made light work of the Boomanulla Raiders this weekend, winning 46-0.

While the Magpies were leading all day and the scoreline certainly reflects that, Coach Mike Inkster said it wasn’t necessarily an easy game.

“It was a difficult game in that it was a slow game. The field was a bit wet, and a bit narrower than what we’re used to but all in all it went well,” he said.

The big lead provided Mike and his team with the perfect opportunity to trial some new tactics.

“We had an opportunity to play some girls in different positions and try out some different instructions which was good,” he said.

Notable performances from the Magpies came from their two halves, Hollie Massey and Jenna Cooke. Still, Mike said it was an overall excellent team performance.

“Our forwards just kept going forward, which opened up some room for our outside backs. We have some of the quickest players in the competition and that’s really our strength and what we need to continue working on taking advantage of.”

“Last time we played was a loss, so we did a little bit of soul searching to try get back to our core structure which we managed to do on the weekend,” he said.

The Magpies remain in 1st place, but not by much as they head into the pointy end of their season, with Mike saying the path to finals glory is a clear one for his side if they’re willing to put in the work.

“It’s very close between ourselves, Queanbeyan Blues and Goulburn and we need to keep working, keep training and sort of round off the edges a little bit.”

“We know what we need to do. We just need to be confident and calm in executing our plans.”

“We’ll have some good training sessions this week. Get our game plan sorted out and hopefully come away with the points,” said Mike.

The KFS Ladies will take on the Tuggeranong Bushrangers on Saturday at Walker Park at 12:00 pm.

The Under 19 Magpies remain in 4th position despite their trouble getting players on the park in recent weeks

Undermanned again, the Under 19 Magpies had a gallant victory against the Queanbeyan Blues, winning 23-14, with William Pettigrew awarded Player’s Player. They will take on the Gungahlin Bulls at 10:30 am also at Walker Park.

Max O’Driscoll