Magpie Tom Kennedy.
Magpie Tom Kennedy. Blake Antrobus

Mitchell Magpies playing for club pride in preliminary final

FOR a club that has endured some tough seasons in the RDRL, Mitchell Magpies' under-18s side has proven in can ruffle some feathers this year.

The Magpies are just 70 minutes away from their third consecutive under-18s grand-final, having finished third in the regular season.

While the club's senior grades have struggled in recent seasons, the Magpies have played in three of the past four junior grand finals, winning the under-16s title last year.

Many of the players who won that title have moved onto the under-18s and would give Mitchell a big boost if they could claim the premiership.

Despite dominating the Red Bulls throughout their knock-out semi-final two weeks ago, coach Geoff Kenafake said their opponents on Sunday at Bassett Park, Chinchilla, presented a much greater threat.

"They gave us a shellacking in one of our worse games (earlier in the season), but if we can build off our defence, that will win us the match,” he said.

"We've got to work with our defensive line. Hopefully they turn up with their game heads.”

In the other matches of the preliminary finals week, Roma Cities play St George in the A-Grade, Wandoan-Taroom in the Reserve Grade and the Red Bulls in the under-16s.


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