The Northern Beaches Blues stormed into the AFL North Coast Women’s Grand Final with a convincing win over the Port Macquarie Magpies.
The Blues qualified for this season’s premiership with a clinical 35-point victory over the Port Macquarie Magpies in their preliminary round at Ce.x Coffs International Stadium.
The Blues won the territory battle early, with their forward pressure blocking the ball in the Magpies defensive 50, as the port side could barely get the ball over their halfway line as the Blues took a 15-0 quarter-time lead.
It was one-way traffic in the first half as the Magpies struggled to break the Blues’ grip as the constant pressure had the Pies under the pump forcing errors and turnovers which also led to many possessions of balls.
Two early goals to start the third quarter gave the Blues a 31-0 lead that sealed the contest and a big place in the final.
Beaches player and co-coach Gabbi Boyle said her team was starting to peak at the end of the season.
“We only took our place in the middle of the season and we had a lot of players who had never played before,” she said.
“We came out strong today, and it was just our pressure and we tackled well today.
“We all work for each other and support each other, and we play for each other.”
By Aiden Burgess