Magpies celebrate first senior grade win of season
LOWER Clarence Magpies celebrated their first senior grade win of the season on Saturday.
Granted it was reserve grade, but the Magpies celebrated like it was a grand final when they beat Northern United 28-16.
First grade were on track for victory, but remarkably gave up a 22-14 halftime lead to go down 48-22.
Frank McGuren Field will host two Grafton Ghosts sides next week after reserve grade beat Sawtell Panthers 34-12 to progress to the major semi final.
First grade gained direct passage after winning the minor premiership, with both sides set to face Coffs Comets for a place in the grand final.
Qualifying finals at Geoff King Motors Oval, Coffs Harbour.
First grade: Coffs Comets 62 def Woolgoolga Seahorses 18.
Reserve grade: Grafton Ghosts 34 def Sawtell Panthers 12
Under-18s: Sawtell Panthers 34 def South Grafton Rebels 10.
Elimination finals at Rex Hardaker Oval, Sawtell.
First grade: Sawtell Panthers 42 def Macksville Sea Eagles 20.
Reserve grade: Macksville Sea Eagles 44 def South Grafton Rebels 34.
Under-18s: Woolgoolga Seahorses 25 def Bellingen Magpies 18.
Northern United 48 def Lower Clarence Magpies 22 at Angourie Sports Complex, Yamba.
Murwillumbah Mustangs 40 def Mullumbimby Giants 10 at Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah.
Casino Cougars 60 def Evans Head Bombers 16 at Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino.
Ballina Seagulls 12 def Marist Brothers 0 at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
Byron Bay Red Devils 12 def Kyogle Turkeys 8 at Red Devil Park, Byron Bay.
Lower Clarence Magpies 28 def Northern United 16.
Murwillumbah Mustangs def Mullumbimby Giants (forfeit).
Casino Cougars 36 def Evans Head Bombers 16.
Marist Brothers 12 def Ballina Seagulls 10.
Kyogle Turkeys 38 def Byron Bay Red Devils 16.
Lower Clarence Magpies v Northern United (mutual forfeit).
Murwillumbah Mustangs 24 def Mullumbimby Giants 6.
Marist Brothers 64 def Ballina Seagulls 0.
Byron Bay Red Devils 20 def Kyogle Turkeys 16.