IT was a wonderful effort from this team last Saturday against fancied rivals Seymour, with the Magpies running out 18-point victors.
In fact, with the senior team winning the final match of the day saw the club salute in all seven grades of football and netball – a rarity at Memorial Oval and a day to remember.
The game itself was indeed a very tight affair with the upper hand being gained by both the Magpies and then the Lions in a very see-sawing encounter.
The Hayes brothers – Will and JD – were, in a nutshell, outstanding.
The way in which they were able to use the ball in situations of high pressure and intensity is a class above many in this league and as a result their Magpie teammates lift accordingly.
This talent, coupled with that of Rohan Bail means the Magpies are able to weather many storms and had to do as such throughout the day last weekend.