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Byron Magpies dominate AFL finals and win two premierships

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The Byron Magpies collected two well-earned premierships and almost had a third on grandfinal day for regional AFL held at Oakes Oval in Lismore last Saturday.

The senior men collected their fourth premiership flag on the trot when they beat Ballina Bombers 12.10.82–8.5.53.

The seniors were not beaten all year across 16 regular games and two finals.

The women’s side also capped of great season, just their second in the competition, with a tight three-point win over Tweed Coast 2.6.18–2.3.15.

The women also dominated the league, dropping just three games across the season

But the club couldn’t make it three from three with the men’s reserve going down to Ballina 7.12.54–11.6.72.

It was a good win for the Bombers, who were soundly beaten by the Byron side just two weeks ago in the first semifinal 11.12.78–6.6.42.

Better goal accuracy gave them the win on the day.

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