Christie and Hood Castlereagh League: Trangie Magpies score important competition win against the Swans

The Trangie Magpies recorded an important win in their quest for a semi final berth in the 2019 Christie and Hood Castlereagh League competition when they downed the Dunedoo Swans in the match of the round last Saturday.

Going in to the game the two sides were locked together on 14 points and sitting on equal fourth rung on the competition ladder, however following their 40 points to thirty victory over the Swans in Dunedoo, the Magpies have secured outright fourth for the time being at least.

They do however face a tough run towards the semis with three of their five remaining games against sides that currently sit above them on the ladder, beginning with a home game against Gulgong this Saturday.

The Terriers retained the Boronia Cup when they proved to be too strong for Binnaway on Saturday, winning the game 48 to 14, with their star fullback Brad James scoring exactly 50 per cent of their points with three tries and six goals.

The Swans will be hoping to get back on the winners list this Saturday when they travel to Cobar to take on the Roosters who put up a good showing against Coonabarabran last Saturday before going down to the competition favourites 44 to 22.

The remaining game saw a close tussle played out at Baradine, with the home side eventually going down to the Coonamble Bears 28 to 22 after both sides had scored five tries each.

Two round 14 games this Saturday could well have a big impact on the final four, those being the Trangie versus Gulgong clash at Trangie and the game at Cobar between the Roosters and the Dunedoo Swans.