Magpies look for decent finish after surprise loss

JUST two weeks ago the Miriam Vale Magpies looked like the team to catch in the Northern Districts Rugby League, now the team is out of the running for top spot.

Before playing Gin Gin last weekend, Miriam Vale sat at the top of the ladder, but a loss relegated the club to third.

A horror start to their semi-final on Sunday then had the Magpies out of title contention in a disappointing end to a very good season.

"They were better than us," coach Darren Wildman said.

"They put 20 points on us straight up," Wildman said of the loss to South Kolan.

"I am proud of the boys that they didn't give up. We lost 34-22."

The Magpies flew under the radar all season, sneaking into the lead briefly, and were dismissed just as quickly.

The chance to finish third for the year is still there for the Magpies, who play Agnes Water this weekend for the right to play on Gary Larson Oval on grand final day.

"We want to build on what we have done this year."

Miriam Vale hosts the grand final on August 31, and could play off for third in the competition if they win this weekend.



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