AFL North Coast: Port Macquarie Magpies to tackle Grafton Tigers

Dylan Beasley fights for the ball in the loss to Coffs Harbour. Photo: Donna Lynch

Dylan Beasley fights for the ball in the loss to Coffs Harbour. Photo: Donna Lynch

PORT Macquarie Magpies will have their best chance of the season to record their first win when they clash with Grafton on Saturday.

The Tigers will be smarting from a 200-point drubbing from Sawtell-Toormina while the ‘Pies were no match for Coffs Harbour, going down by 78-points.

Captain Jesse Schmidt said Rod Sonogan and Craig Dicker would be two welcome additions to a new-look side still finding its feet.

“It will be Rod’s first full game he’s played as he missed the first round and played the second half last week and Craig Dicker will also provide that little bit of experience for us as well,” he said.

While it is only round three, Schmidt said it was an important game in the context of the season.

“It’s a must-win game for us,” he said.

“That’s not to say if we lose the season’s over, but if we want to be speaking about making the finals we need to win this weekend.”

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