Photo: Magpies players Jenna Cooke and Sami Afele with Queanbeyan Blues’ Eilish in middle

Round 6 of the Blumers Lawyers Katrina Fanning Shield saw another win for the Magpies Ladies 8 – 6 against the Queanbeyan Blues KFS, as they continue their winning streak.

The Magpies may have given Coach Brendon Housten a few extra grey hairs after the ladies scored the winning try with about 50-seconds left on the clock.

The coach said he felt they were lucky to get away with the two-point win on Saturday, June 4. Brendon described the players as lackadaisical over the weekend, noting a lack of energy.

“It definitely showed, we were getting dominated up the middle by Queanbeyan,” he said. “Our attack kind of fell apart and didn’t throw much at them so the defence was easy all day.”

“[There were a] fair few errors from us and we gifted them a lot of ball.”

“We didn’t really have much opportunity till late in the second half,” Brendon said. “We got a late try and then one on full time to win it, so yeah, very lucky to get the two points I think.”

Queanbeyan Blues are one of the premier sides in the comp, currently sitting fourth on the ladder with eight rounds still left to go.

“They have got a very solid team and some big forwards through the middle,” he said. “I think on our best day, it will be a good game.”

“I think if we play a lot better, we can definitely put a few more points on them but it wasn’t our best performance and they turned up to play and made it difficult for us.”

Brendon said he didn’t get too excited at the close nail-biting victory after the team’s performance although it’s awesome to get the win and a great run to score it.

“[If we] keep playing like that it’ll make it difficult for ourselves at the business end of the competition, that’s for sure.”

The Magpies ladies are facing off against the UC Stars after the long weekend on Saturday, June 18 at 12pm at Walker Park.

“[UC are] definitely competitive and they put on a couple of points on some of the other teams.”

“We’ll be going into that game like we do with every game,” he said. “Just respect the opponent and try to put out our best performance and not worry too much about what the other team brings.”

“We’re just going to focus on our performance and what we can bring to the game.”

Brianna O’Rourke