Magpies too hot for toothless Tigers in North Coast AFL

Leaping: Matthew James in action for the Port Macquarie Magpies on Saturday.
Leaping: Matthew James in action for the Port Macquarie Magpies on Saturday.

PORT Macquarie Magpies scored another massive North Coast AFL victory on Saturday, but you won't find anyone getting too excited about it.

The Pies were way too hot for the struggling Grafton Tigers at Paul Sheldon Oval/Wayne Richards Park, winning 18.24 (132) to 1.4 (10).

The host team could have scored plenty more points, but inaccurate kicking plagued the Magpies throughout the match.

Coach Damon Munt said goal kicking practice will be on the cards for training this week. He pointed to the 24 behinds which the Magpies booted.

"Not all of them, but a strong percentage could have been goals," he said.

Munt said the Magpies set out to gain some structural plusses out of the game. They weren't going to get many other benefits from the toothless Tigers.

"It was one of those wins where, I guess, we were happy to be playing football on a Saturday," he said.

The team lent the Tigers three or four players to help them out.

Meanwhile, the "usual suspects" shone for their side. Matt Lill and Jesse Schmidt were strong.

"As they always are," Munt said.

The team should face a tougher test next weekend against the newly-formed Coffs Breakers at Fitzroy Oval.

After that, the Magpies take on Sawtell-Toormina Saints in round seven back at home.

"The next two weeks will be a better indication of where we're at in terms of the season," Munt said.

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