Glen Innes win the premiership

PREMIERSHIP: The Magpies league tag team shut out the Moree Boomerangs 20-nil in the Group 19 grand final on Saturday at Boggabilla to land the trophy.
PREMIERSHIP: The Magpies league tag team shut out the Moree Boomerangs 20-nil in the Group 19 grand final on Saturday at Boggabilla to land the trophy.

A complete shut out in a dominant display landed the Glen Innes Magpies league tag side the premiership. 

The Magpies took on the Boomerangs in the decider and the Moree side had no answers as the Glen Innes girls romped home to a 20-nil victory. 

An first half try to Kayla Williams put the Magpies in front 4-nil at the break. 

Led by the side’s senior players, the Magpies young guns raced away to put points on the board in the second half with Emilie Hodge darting over three minutes in and Amy Byrne bagging a double. 

“We should have scored two more tries in the first half,” co-coach David Biddle said. 

“The second half we just spoke about the intensity, don't lose their focus and all that. 

“Young Hodgey scored a magic try down the left side.

“We brought Amy Byrne off and had a good talk to her and told her that she could do the same.

“She went back out there and scooted across for two tries near the posts. 

“The older ones were great but the young kids just scooted away, they can't catch them, they're too fast.

“All the ground work was done, all they had to do was run on to the ball.”

Moree may have thought they had the upper hand on the Glen girls heading into the game, with the Boomerangs beating them two weeks ago in the semi-final, but the Magpies proved why they finished the competition in first place. 

Glen Innes didn’t allow their opponents to get a sniff at the tryline. 

Biddle said their defence was relentless and the Magpies saved “their best game until last.” 

“Gal [co-coach Mark Gallagher] and I were just so pleased in their effort,” he said. 

“They just showed why they were number one for the year. 

“Their defence was so committed, they just turned up for each other all day.

“We played them in their half the whole time, they hardly got near our 20.”

Glen Innes captain Kate Fakes was named player of the match.