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April 12, 2024

Byron Magpies fly high to win premiership

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The Byron Magpies senior men’s AFL team have won the 2023 premiership in fine style by beating Port Macquarie 14.12-96–5.9-39 in the grand final of the NSW North Coast League, played at Coffs Harbour Stadium last Saturday.
The Magpies got off to a great start after racing to a 4.6-30–0.2-2 lead after the first quarter.
The competition’s minor premiers didn’t let the pressure off and continued to build through the next two quarters. Port Macquarie reeled in a few points in the final quarter but the game was as good as won by then.
‘We put the pressure on early and then stayed on top,’ team captain Daniel Tiffin said.
‘We’re all very happy with the result. It was very reflective of the year we’ve had.
‘Its hard to single anyone out, it really was an all-round team effort. We made a meal of them.
‘Of course the coaching staff, volunteers and other supporters were crucial.
‘It was a big year, and a big effort from everyone involved,’ Daniel said.
The Magpies haven’t seriously been troubled all season and have topped the table from the beginning of the season to the end.

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