Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Magic Efforts Carry Mates to Winning Level

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Magic Efforts Carry Mates to Winning Level

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HAVING offered to help out this season, Hancocks coach Phil McLeod knew his team could win the grand final.

"They are a very very close team and I think that just showed in the end,'' McLeod said after Saturday night's 6-4 win over Wests.

"They are all great mates and they did as I told them to just go out there and play for each other.

"They were a little bit disappointed we conceded a couple of late goals but they had no doubt they were going to win tonight.''

A hat-trick by dual registered player Adam McClelland proved the difference, along with captain Nathan Smith's tremendous work igniting the Hancocks' attack.

"Adam was magic,'' McLeod said.

"He really helped us a lot and his experience in the midfield is what helps carry the rest of the team.''

McLeod hinted veteran goalkeeper Stu Darby may have played his last A Grade game after another inspired performance.

However, McLeod was excited about the future for the team. …

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