Reigning premier on a power trip to next flag
ON FORM, Moama would be delighted its only connection to Rumbalara this week is its playing on the latter’s court.
Rumba, the one team which seemed like it would be able to challenge the Magpies, will be spending this week watching on instead of playing off for a grand final berth.
And suddenly, it seems like nothing will be standing in the way of a Moama preliminary final win and most likely a premiership next week as well.
The Mowers could all but lock in that post premiership party now, as they instead take on Barooga this weekend in MNL action.
These two teams have met each other on just the one occasion in the 2018 season.
And, as is so often the pattern with these Magpies, it wasn’t even close.
A 29-goal smashing was the result on the day as Moama reclaimed top spot.
What is scary for the competition is that not only are the Magpies a better side this season than they were in 2017, but their second half of the year has been incredible.
Recently, 30-goal margins have been a regular occurrence.
The team looks to be quicker and fitter than ever, and move the ball so well.
It’s almost unfair at this point of the season.
Add on a week’s rest and that makes Moama even scarier.
Barooga has had a great finals series.
Getting to this stage of the season the hard way is something the Hawks can be incredibly proud of.
But the run is going to end here.
Moama will win, it will do it easily and it will do the same next week.
Prediction: Moama by 30 goals.
ON TOP: Moama’s Ange Slattery, pictured leaping over Numurkah’s Andrea Holmes, is part of a powerful Magpie unit surging towards another MNL A grade netball premiership.