Magpies swoop late to steal the win from Tigers as Three Springs continue winning start

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Gerard O’Sullivan marks as the Magpies held on in the final quarter.
Camera IconGerard O’Sullivan marks as the Magpies held on in the final quarter. Credit: Facebook

Coorow Latham have maintained their unbeaten start to the season and handed the Morawa Tigers their first loss as they overcame a 10-point deficit at three-quarter-time to win a thriller.

While the Magpies have dominated sides this season Morawa have been able to edge out opponents as both sides came into the clash with a 2-0 record.

The Magpies copied their AFL namesakes by coming from behind in the final quarter to win 10. 8(68) to 10.6 (66) at Morawa Town Oval on Saturday.

It was a seesawing game all afternoon, with the Tigers leading by seven before the Pies charged ahead to lead by 10 at half-time.

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But the Tigers looked like they had the momentum with four goals to one in the third quarter. Brad Porter led the way for the home side with four goals.

Magpies hit back in the fourth quarter and was in the lead late as last season’s best-and-fairest Will Jack celebrated his 100th game with a best player nomination as they hung on by two points.

At Mingenew, Three Springs maintained their winning run as they had a comfortable 11.9 (75) to 5.7 (37) win against the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs kept in touch in the first quarter trailing by five points but managed only three goals across the remaining three quarters of footy to fall away.

Kade Gillingham, Kyle Lane, Liam Mutter, Kayne Councillor and Kody Kenworthy were all named among the best for the Bombers.

Results from the Carnamah Dongara game were not submitted in time for print.

In netball, Three Springs were also victorious against the Bulldogs 33-27 as Carnamah Perenjori beat Dongara 41-37 to pick up their first win of the season.

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