Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Pies Swoop In

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Pies Swoop In

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Doug Gillett

doug.gillett@news-mail.com.au

EAST Magpies are flying high after snatching the game from Wallaroos in a thrilling Bundaberg Rugby League fixture at Salter Oval on Saturday.

A penalty goal to Colin Frohloff from 30m out secured a 32-30 victory for East with only five minutes remaining.

In other matches, reigning premiers Brothers released the fury in a 70-0 defeat of perennial battlers Wests.

East Magpies coach Bruce Thorpe said his team had shown spark to wrestle the game from Wallaroos after a lacklustre first-half performance.

aIt was a good win for us and I think the guys can take some confidence for their second-half performance,a he said.

aThe game identified some things we need to work on but identified some positives for us as well.a

A series of defensive lapses and errors in the opening stages of the game invited a series of Wallaroos tries.

East were confronted with a 20-6 scoreline after the first 20 minutes of play. …

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