Desperate defence: David Sturman from Wellington Redbacks tries to hold out the Molong Magpies player at Kennard Park. Photo Molly May Pearse. Wellington Redbacks ended their season in dramatic fashion on Saturday when they played a sudden death semi final against Molong Magpies at Kennard Park.
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Molong scored the first try with barely 10 minutes gone.

Wellington hit back when James Cusack beat two defenders and fired a ball to a fastKerien Brien who scored under the posts.

Molong employed a kicking strategy continually turning the Redbacks around which robbed them of a lot of energy allowing the Magpies to score twice more in a 20 minute period.

The Wellington forwards regained some control which gave the flying Nic Forrest the narrowest of edges on the sideline toscore.

Molong drove through off a scrum close to the line scoring to give them a 28 to 12 half time lead.

The Redbacks were now in a lot of trouble but it only took twominutes and they were back in the game when Forrest scored his second try.

Cusack opened them up again scoring his second try and the Redbacks had hit the lead for the first time in 70 minutes of football.

The Magpiescrossed for a try only to have it disallowed, they attacked again andscored with time almost gone putting them in front 38 to 36.

With only seconds remaining the Redbacks tried desperately to wrestle victory from the jaws of defeat but it was not to be leaving Molong to take on Trangie in the grand final at the weekend.

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