Trangie Magpies historic season comes to a close

Coonabarabran second rower PJ Stanton is wrapped up by the Trangie defence. Photo: Peter Sherwood Photography
Coonabarabran second rower PJ Stanton is wrapped up by the Trangie defence. Photo: Peter Sherwood Photography

The Trangie Magpies finals campaign has come to an end after suffering a 32 to 18 loss against the Coonabarabran Unicorns on the weekend.

The Unicorns saw off a determined challenge from the Trangie Magpies in the first grade preliminary final of the Christie and Hood Castlereagh League completion.

The first grade game saw Trangie dominate the first half in terms of field position, but they were behind 12 to 6 at half time after bombing a number of scoring opportunities when they had the Coonabarabran defence stretched.

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A converted Coonabarabran try two minutes into the second half, followed up by another just four minutes later saw the scoreboard read 24 to 6 in favour of the home side.

That period proving to be telling in the final wash up, and whilst the Magpies showed their trade mark determination, they could not reel in the Unicorns substantial lead, with the final score being 32 to 18.

The Unicorns will now play the Gilgandra Panthers in this Saturday's grand final with statistics from the 18 competition rounds suggesting that there is not much between the two sides.

While Trangie's historic season came to an end the club thanked all their sponsors and supporters who have contributed over the season, and many before to help get the club back to the top.

"Thanks to all the players and coaches, both men and women who put in all year for the club. And last but not least, thanks to all the volunteers that assisted throughout the year," the club announced on social media.

The Magpies presentation night is being held on September 21. Entry to the event will be by invitation due to catering purposes.