The Forbes Magpies put on a rugby league clinic on Saturday afternoon in Parkes, with a huge 66-4 win over the Canowindra Tigers in the Maas Group Western Youth League.
Right from the opening set it was clear who would be dictating terms for the rest of the game, with the Magpies forwards marching the entire way down the field with ease, before they elected to run the ball on the last for an easy try out wide.
From there it was a miserable day for an undermanned Tigers side that was completely powerless to stop the relentless juggernaut that was the Forbes forwards.
Forbes five-eighth Matt Noakes took full advantage of the platform laid by his forwards, expertly directing the troops while crossing for two tries and knocking over a whopping nine goals.
In a remarkable second quarter burst the Magpies managed to notch four tries in 15 minutes, with Sean Towney and Tom Phillips making huge metres for the forward pack.
Noakes, Darcy Leadbitter and Connor Greenhalgh were absolutely clinical in the back line with every opportunity, never letting up on the exhausted Canowindra side.
Despite conceding 12 tries the Tigers should be commended for gritting it out, continually rolling up their sleeves in defence without much of a let-up.
Next Sunday Canowindra will be looking to bounce back when they take on Cowra, while it will be the big local derby for Forbes go up against Parkes in a game that is sure to have plenty of spice. Both games will be played at Spooner Oval in Forbes.
Forbes Magpies 64 (Matt Noakes 2, Sean Towney 2, Jack Peckham 2, Tom Phillips, Billy Phillips, Connor Greenhalgh, Izaac Nash, Coby Ryan, Darcy Leadbitter tries; Matt Noakes 9 goals) defeated Canowindra Tigers 4 (Will Cain try).