Magpies ready to take on Canowindra

Connor Greenhalgh is one of the experienced players in the Magpies 18s squad for 2020.
Connor Greenhalgh is one of the experienced players in the Magpies 18s squad for 2020.

With a strong start to the season, the Magpies under 18's are fairly confident going into Sunday's match against Canowindra Tigers.

Forbes Magpies 18s are heading into this weekend's match without a loss in the 2020 season yet.

In the first round the Magpies 18s were too strong for Dubbo CYMS 24-12.

Last weekend they took on Group 10 side, the Mudgee Dragons, and were again winners, this time 16-6.

While they are sitting on two wins out of two games Coach Brad McMillan isn't too sure what Canowindra are going to offer but are fairly confident with their preparation.

"I think we're fairly confident, we've had a good training run on Tuesday," he said.

McMillan said they haven't really come up against Canowindra, but they are preparing like they would for a game against a team in the Group 10 or 11 competition.

For the last couple of weeks the Magpies focused on defense and they took that work into their games.

During this week's training, McMillan said they've spend a bit of time working on their attacking structures as they've been a bit clunky on the attack.

McMillan said they're hopeful that their attack will pick up this weekend.

The Magpies are fortunate to have plenty of players in their squad, the coach trying to give a squad of 24 game time.

McMillan said they appreciate having the players turning up to training even though they may not get as much time on the field as they'd like.

The Magpies will be taking on Canowindra Tigers at Pioneer Oval this Sunday at 1:35pm in another double header of the Western Under 18s Youth League.

The Cowra Magpies are taking on Parkes Spacemen in the first game of the double header, kicking off at 12 noon.

In other matches this weekend Mudgee take on Wellington, Dubbo Macquarie meet Dubbo CYMS, Bathurst St Pats meet Orange Hawks and Lithgow take on Orange CYMS. Panthers has the bye.

After the Magpies take on Canowindra, Round Four will see them come up against Parkes Spacemen at Spooner Oval.