Maryborough topples Kangaroo Flat to secure sixth win

Ty Stewart wins a centre bounce for Maryborough during round 17. The Magpies claimed their sixth win of the season at the weekend in their final home game for 2019, with Stewart claiming votes for a cracking performance in the ruck.

Maryborough’s fairytale 2019 has continued, with the side claiming its sixth victory of the season, the most amount of wins it has seen in one season since 2011.

The last time the Magpies sang the club song more than five times in one season was 2011, with just 15 renditions in the following seven years combined.

A sixth win highlighted the side’s last home game of the season and will have the club in high spirits for what is to come in the future.

Saturday’s eventual 25-point win over Kangaroo Flat started strongly, with the Pies booting 5.4 (34) to Flat’s 1.2 (8) in the first term.

The Roos came out firing in the second term, booting six goals to Maryborough’s three, but luckily for the home side, its first-term prowess saw it clasp onto a narrow eight-point lead at the major break.

With Saturday likely the last chance for a win this year, the Magpies recouped over the break and recharged for a spectacular third-quarter surge.

Maryborough put through a massive seven majors in the third term from 11 shots at goal, while the Roos saw just three attempts with two goals resulting.

Borough’s firm grip on the leather saw it reach triple figures by three quarter time and boast a 41-point lead with one term to go.

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