This game was a must-win for the club. After all the furore over the Heath Shaw-Alan Didak incident during the week, the club has been pilloried from every angle. This game could also decide who plays in September and who doesn’t. At the very least, it could be the difference of relying on other results or not. The Saints are the other team that you are not sure which one will turn up.
Thankfully, we turned up for this one… We came out hard and put the Saints on the back foot. They did come back at us but we were able to hold on… This could be part of the trip back to the finals…
- at their 203rd contest, the Magpies won for the third successive time but no new match records were noted
- 50th SCOTT PENDLEBURY (Collingwood, 2006-08) …