Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

GUTS AND GLORY; Magpies Stand Tough and Deliver for Their Fans

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

GUTS AND GLORY; Magpies Stand Tough and Deliver for Their Fans

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Byline: Matthew Elkerton matthew.elkerton@dailyexaminer.com.au

RUGBY LEAGUE: There is a new culture at the Lower Clarence Magpies and it is all centred on a winning mentality.

It showed at the weekend as the Magpies, buoyed by a parochial home crowd, fought through the conditions to pull off a gutsy two-point win against Evans Head Bombers.

It took the club's total to four wins from four grades, the first time they have completed a clean sweep since moving home games to Yamba.

The new culture has been championed by returning son Hughie Stanely, who said it all came to a head when the crowd erupted in unison when Andrew Kapeen sealed victory from the sideline after full time.

"They keep you on the edge of your seat, but that is what football is about. It is about our fans, and our club, and entertaining the region," Stanley said.

"We are trying to change things around here and you can see people are jumping on board with us. …

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