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Everything they hoped for and a little bit more is what Scone Thoroughbred President Tom Hagan says about Saturday's win over Aberdeen


There was no stopping The Scone Thoroughbreds in the Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 Grand Final at the weekend.

The team was victorious in the Ladies League Tag at Scone Park beating Murrurundi 18 – 10.

In First Grade, the Aberdeen Tigers couldn’t get the points up on the board beaten 40 to 6 by Scone.

Scone Club President Tom Hagan said the team are feeling a bit second-hand today, but the final was everything they had hoped for, and a little bit more.

“I think we got a little bit of momentum earlier and it told the story of the day, we’re certainly not complaining about that – it was a very physical game in the middle, we’ll take that win for sure. I’ve never been in a position to win a grand final like that,” he said.

“This year was always going to be tough to back up what we did last year but to win the Ladies League Tag and the First Grade this year was a terrific result from everyone, the whole club was really proud of the girls and then with the a-grade boys we just got the job done!”

“It was quite a privilege to play in front of a crowd that size,”

“Big thanks to all of the volunteers, we had a couple of thousand people there at scone and all of the beers were cold and the steaks were delicious from what I’ve been told,” said Tom Hagan.

This season there were only four First Grade teams with everyone hoping next year will be back to normal.

“From everything I’ve been told Muswellbrook has everything in place so they’ll be back for First Grade which is what we want and probably what we need more importantly is to keep a little bit of credibility within the competition,“ said Tom Hagan.

Man of the match went to Adam Clydsdale, former Newcastle Knight and NRL player who Tom said is one of the best footballers in the competition and “proved that on Saturday”.

“Hayden Topliss was terrific and he’s done well all year, he’s been here for four or five years now,”

“The Captain and man of the match, Isaac Austin was great upfront as well,” said Tom Hagan.

In the other games in the Under-18’s The Singleton Greyhounds beat the Aberdeen Tigers 44 – 10 and in the Reserve Grade the Merriwa Magpies beat Aberdeen 26- 6.

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