Aussie rules: Port Macquarie Magpies searching for first win at Byron Bay

Luke Boxhall takes a mark.

Luke Boxhall takes a mark.

C.ex Group Cross Conference action returns on Saturday as North Coast clubs look to exact revenge on their Northern Rivers counterparts.

In last year’s fixtures, the Northern Rivers teams claimed three of the four matches.

Port Macquarie Magpies are winless for the season, which is really foreign territory for the proud club.

The chances of that run being broken this week are extremely slim as they face the toughest test in the competition.

The Magpies head to Byron to face their namesakes.

The northern Magpies are ruthless and will look to exploit the weaknesses of the Port side that is down on both numbers and confidence.

Port Macquarie has a recent history of rising to the occasion when people write them off and they will be desperate to do that again.

The key for them will be maintaining their intensity because Byron will pounce if Port drop below the 100 per cent effort mark at any stage.

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