Merriwa Magpies thump Aberdeen Tigers in Hunter Valley Group 21 Women’s Nines Competition

IT was a Blackadder bloodbath at Merriwa’s No 1 Oval on Friday night when the hosts thumped the Aberdeen Tigers 30-0 in the opening round of the 2018 Hunter Valley Group 21 Women’s Nines Competition.

Buoyed by a strong home crowd, the Magpies looked sharp from the outset – and raced to a 26-0 lead at the break.

But, the Tigers provided plenty of resistance in the second half, conceding just a solitary try.

Unfortunately, the game was as good as over after the first 15-minute period.

Taylah Blackadder and Shai Blackadder each bagged doubles, providing Aberdeen with plenty of headaches every time they touched the ball.

Gaynor Blackadder also put her name on the tryscoring list, as well as landing a conversion.

When playmaker Jessyca Morgan grabbed a well-deserved four-pointer soon after, Merriwa led 26-0.

Aberdeen tried valiantly following the interval – and showed a few glimpses of promise.

However, the Magpies’ experience held the side in good stead.

After digging deep, Morgan touched down for her second to wrap up the 30-0 victory.   

MERRIWA MAGPIES 30 (Taylah Blackadder 2, Shai Blackadder 2, Jessyca Morgan 2, Gaynor Blackadder tries; Gaynor Blackadder goal) defeated ABERDEEN TIGERS 0