Although Maryborough wasn’t rewarded with a win at the weekend, it did make a statement by keeping up with A grade’s top team, Gisborne.
The Magpies were ready for the biggest task of the season, taking on the Bulldogs who are currently ranked first on the ladder and who also handed Maryborough its harshest loss of the season.
When the two teams last met in round six, the Dogs handed the Pies a massive 45-goal defeat, making the weekend’s 10-goal loss not too bad at all.
It was a battle of the goalies at the weekend with both sides shooting consistently which made for a very high scoring game.
The Bulldogs led from the outset and throughout but the Pies never sat too far behind, with scores reading 14-19 at quarter time.
Again Gisborne marginally outshot the Pies in the second quarter which allowed them a 25-36 lead by the main break.
Maryborough put up a very competitive 16 goals to Gisborne’s 17 in the third but were unable to shrink the margin by any amount, still trailing by 12 at three quarter time.
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