Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Magpies Top Ladder with Win

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Magpies Top Ladder with Win

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Byline: Stuart Turner Sports editor

HIS club may be flying high but do not expect Byron Magpies coach David Gee to get carried away.

The Magpies strengthened their hopes of claiming the South East Queensland/Northern Rivers Division Four South AFL crown with a crushing win over depleted Robina.

Sundayas 119-point win at the Magpiesa Schultz Oval home in Bangalow kept Geeas side top of the ladder on percentages ahead of fellow high-fliers Tweed Coast Tigers.

Although happy with his playersa progress, Gee is wary of underestimating any threats for the rest of the season.

aThere are six other teams in the comp who can stop us being at our best,a he said.

aIt is a matter of us playing well on the day.a

Despite missing a handful of players due to injury, the Magpies were far too strong for the Gold Coast side.

Jimmy Afflick continued his eye-catching season, booting seven majors and five behinds to help secure his teamas 21.20 (146) to 4.3 (27) victory. …

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