Magpies get important win

Brenden Egberts kicked six goals on Saturday. (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Tara Murray

Roxburgh Park showed its resolve to come from behind twice against Moonee Valley in the Essendon District Football League division 1 competition.

The Magpies produced its best performance of the season so far to claim the points against the Fog.

The Fog led by five points at quarter time, before the Magpies took the lead to be in front by eight points at half time.

The margin was six points in the favour of the Fog at the last quarter, before the Magpies kicked six goals to none to seal the 14.11 (95)-8.16 (64) win.

Magpies coach Ross Terranova said it was an important game for his side and was really happy with the result.

“It was good to get the result and get the win for the boys,” he said. “They jumped us nice and early and challenged us a few times.

“We were able to challenge and were able to respond, which was really positive for us.”

Terranova said they were able to run the game out strongly which showed on the scoreboard with six goals to none in the final quarter.

He said the performance shows that they are able to adapt to different situations and the result would be a big confidence boost for the side.

Brendan Egberts kicked six goals for the Magpies as they had eight different goal kickers, which was another thing Terranova was pleased with.

He said Harley Short was the other standout in what was a really good performance with contributors across the board.

“All three lines played their roles,” he said. “The boys responded really well.”

The win was the Magpies second and moves them to sixth on the ladder after five rounds.

Terranova said they weren’t disappointed with how things had played out so far.

“It’s still about getting this group to gel and wanting to play the way that we want them to play,” he said.

“Against St Albans I think we had some chances and West Coburg towelled us up and we turned the ball over too much.

“Yesterday [Saturday] we were able to play the game the way we wanted to. At 2-3 happy with that, hopefully things fall our way with certain results from here on.”

The Magpies have another big test this week, facing Maribyrnong Park on Saturday.

Terranova said he was keen to see how they go against one of the top sides.

In other matches, Craigieburn had a dominant display against Rupertswood, winning 23.12 (150)-12.10 (82).

Tullamarine pushed Hillside but fell short, 13.11 (89)-9.9 (63).

In premier division, Greenvale returned to the winners list, beating Greenvale, 9.9 (63)-6.14 (50).

In division 2, Westmeadows lost its first match of the season, falling short against Burnside Heights.