The Yass Magpies had a successful weekend of footy as both their sides remaining in competitions in 2022, the reserves and ladies, both recorded important victories.

After finishing on top of the competition’s ladder, the Magpies ladies booked themselves into the Katrina Fanning Shield grand final following a 14-10 win over the Goulburn City Bulldogs in the major semi-final at Raiders Belconnen on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies ladies got over the third placed Bulldogs thanks to tries from Kristy Huey, Tijana Zdravevska and Samara Afele, with Monique Bullock converting one of the three attempts.

Yass have booked themselves into the Katrina Fanning Shield grand final on Sunday week, 18th September at Seiffert Oval and will face either Goulburn or Woden Rams who go head-to-head this Sunday in the preliminary final.

The undefeated Magpies in 2022 now get the reward of a week off before they hope to put an exclamation point on the season with premiership success.

In the Canberra Raiders Cup Reserve Grade competition, the Magpies reserves have kept their season going for at least another week after beating the West Belconnen Warriors 18-10 in the third versus fourth minor semi-final at Greenway Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Dylan Perceval recorded his 100th senior game for the Magpies last weekend, on top of over 100 games he played for the junior club, a fantastic personal achievement.

The Magpies will now take on the Queanbeyan Kangaroos this Sunday, 11th September, in the preliminary final at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval with kick-off at 1:20 pm.

The winner will book themselves into the grand final against the minor premiers in the Gungahlin Bulls the following Sunday, 18th September, after the Bulls recorded a 24-20 win over the Roos last Sunday in the major semi-final.

Good luck to both the Magpies women and reserve grades for your upcoming fixtures.

Bring home the cup!

Tim Warren