Magpies Vs Taranaki - August 22, 2014

The Magpies wrestled Taranaki at McLean Park in their first home game of the season. Taranaki drew first blood, but tries & penalties from both sides saw the Magpies go into half time with a 21-16 lead. The second forty was a very close run thing, with the ‘naki closing the point gap to 26-26 before the hooter. However, the magpies kept the ball alive on attack until Ihaia West slotted a dramatic drop goal to clinch the win. The Magpies scored three tries via Ryan Tongia (2) & Richard Buckman. Ihaia West kicked three penalties, one conversion & the winning drop goal. The Magpies came out 29-26 victors.