League tag side take on the 'Rangs to land grand final spot

The Magpies ladies league tag side may have finished the season as outright minor premiers but won’t be taking their semi-final opponents lightly.

Their dominance throughout the regular season saw the Glen Innes team earn the first week of Group 19 finals off and are rested and ready for the Boomerangs this Saturday. 

The last time the Magpies collided with the Moree side, they toughed out a 16-nil victory. 

Co-coach David Biddle said they will take a strong squad over to the encounter at Boggabilla and, based on the previous clash against Moree, expect a physical game. 

“We are still a-okay, we still have everybody on deck as far as I know,” he said. 

“We beat them last time 16-nil out there but it wasn't the score, it was keeping them to nil but they just tried to run over top of the girls.

“It is just getting them confidence and telling the younger ones not to worry about that and not get intimidated.”

One of the side’s few weaknesses has been slow starts. 

Biddle said they have tackled that problem in training and will aim to fire out of the starting gate against the ‘Rangs. 

“We are not overconfident, put it that way,” he said. 

“We have to get off to a good start. We are slow out of the blocks but we have been trying to take care of that. 

“When we played Tingha that time and we beat them and then when we played Inverell, they weren't slow out of the blocks.

“It all depends who they play. All those other sides are going to get better and so have we.” 

If they win against Moree, the Magpies will be straight through to the Group 19 decider on September 17.

Although they have had the upper hand on the ‘Rangs this year, Biddle said they aren’t looking past the game this Saturday. 

“We will just build from week-to-week and play what's in front of us, that's all we can do,” he said. 

“They're all going good and hopefully they will stay healthy, that's all we are worrying about now. 

“We are just coasting along, nothing out of the ordinary.”