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April 12, 2024

Mixed fortunes for Byron Bay AFL as finals loom

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The Byron Magpies women’s side is looking for their fourth win when they take on Coffs Harbour at home this Saturday in their last game of the 2023 season. Photo supplied

The Byron Bay Magpies senior men’s team have sealed the 2023 North Coast AFL minor premiership after posting a good win over Port Macquarie, 16.12-108–6.6-42, at the Cavanbah Centre last Saturday afternoon.

‘Port was missing a few key players, but we definitely got the job done,’ Magpies captain Daniel Tiffin said.

Byron Bay have lost just twice across the season, once due to a forfeit, and once to Port Macquarie, 5.10-40–17.10-112, when they played away in early July.

With one regular round of the season to play the Magpies can’t be shifted from the top of the ladder heading into the finals.

Port Macquarie sit in second place ahead of Grafton and Coffs Harbour.

Coffs take on Byron this weekend at the Cavanbah Centre, and if they lose, and Sawtell has a win, they could miss out on the finals.

Byron are confident they can come away with a win and then head to Coffs Harbour for the finals. They feel more than capable of taking home a premiership.

‘If we put our heads down we can get the job done, especially if we all really want it,’ Daniel said.

Magpie women

The Byron Magpies women’s side also took on Port Macquarie last weekend, losing 2.1-13–10.7-67.

This Saturday they take on Coffs Harbour in their last game of the season, with a final’s berth out of reach. The Magpies women will finish the season in fifth place, ahead of Grafton.

All the action is at the Cavanbah Centre Saturday August 12, from 1pm.

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