Port Macquarie team too good in Aussie rules action

Round of fives: Kyle Lynch kicked five goals on Saturday against the Tigers.
Round of fives: Kyle Lynch kicked five goals on Saturday against the Tigers.

PORT Macquarie Magpies put 25 goals past a hapless Grafton Tigers outfit on Saturday in a huge win.

The Magpies won 25.16 (166) to 5.5 (35)

The Pies led at every turn in the match at Ellem Oval in the standout victory.

They kicked 49 points in the first quarter to the Tigers' single goal.

It was 111-8 at the main break and 143-21 at three-quarter time.

The Magpies had 14 goal scorers on Saturday.

Kyle Lynch had another great day out, booting five goals for the visitors.

Along with Lynch's five, Oscar Anderson kicked four, Fraser Carroll three, Dylan Marchingo and Matt James two each.

Coach Damon Munt, Tim Bauer, Rod Sonogan, Jacob Hall, Josh King, Luke Long, Ben Manton, Brice Hayward and Alf Ablett booted singles on Saturday in the Magpies' dominant performance.

Lynch's quintet of majors was a highlight on Saturday, and is the latest match in a golden period for the big full forward.

He booted nine against the Coffs Breakers a fortnight ago.

Lynch came off the park with 10 minutes left thanks to knee soreness, allowing Munt to bring himself on and bag a sneaky goal.

Munt was pleased with Lynch, along with the performance of the 18s foursome in Anderson, Carroll, Marchingo and King.

He said Anderson was especially good, creating space and using the Sherrin well.

Ablett, whose surname is second to none in the Aussie rules world, was also great in the middle of the park.

He was playing just his second game for the Pies.

There are two matches left for the Magpies. They play the Breakers away next week before a Wayne Richards Park game against competition leaders Sawtell Toormina Saints.

Breakers had some players out last time the sides met.

"I expect them to be much stronger," Munt said.


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