COLTS MAKE IT 5 IN A ROW
The young Magpies traveled down the coast to take on Labrador in the early game on what turned out to be a good day for the footy Club.
The challenge was to keep the level of improvement going that we have seen the past month, and produce a brand of footy that will stand up against anyone, anywhere at any time.
Having entered the game short on some speed and running capacity, The Magpies needed to be direct, use the footy well, and share the workload if they were going to come out on top against a side that was touted as one of the favourites preseason. That’s exactly what they did, and the result was a solid victory by 55 points.
The fact this side does not rely on 1 or 2 superstars, and needs all 22 to have an influence was on show when returning big man Alex Davila was struck down with what appears a reoccurrence of his ACL injury just 2 minutes into his first game back after first injuring it early last year. The clubs best wishes are with you mate and look no further thanBig Jonno Mason to see that it’s possible to make your way back after consecutive ACL’s . We will be there for support or guidance whenever needed, as this club does not drop off our guys when the going gets tough, we will rally and support you and we look forward to the day when we can announce you're back big fella!
With our skipper Dom Misso hobbled by a calf complaint, the midfield needed to have some guys stand up and Jimmy Gainsford, Damon Allen, Cal Grant & Tommy Roderick all lifted to give the regulars we had left in Liam Reynolds, Rory Johnson and Ruckman Aaron Highlands the support needed. Both Key Forwards in Mason and De Rooy presented all day and both finished with 4 goals. They were well supported by the fleet of small forwards Chae Lawson 2, Billy Johnson 2 and Phil Stumer. With tackling pressure and a real physical presence provided by Josh Senescall.
Ziggy Fisher continues his rapid development and seeing him take the game on is great to watch. I’m sure he’s got no idea what he’s about to do, but that’s the best thing about watching him play. Let’s hope we get to see him for many more years, as with a couple of years development, this lad has the ability to be absolutely anything. The settled backline of Vine, Smith and Luke continue to impress, it’s the 4th week in a row they have conceded 6 goals or less. That’s a quality effort. Ryan Vagne’s versatility was useful between half back, half forward and wing, as was Pat Renner, after a slow start he worked his way in to the game and had a good second half at half forward. It was great to see Jessie Rigsby-Jones back up and play for the Reserves as well. Big effort seeing as he had to play many more minutes than expected due to Alex going down.
The colts next play Aspley at Aspley 9.30 next Saturday Morning. All are welcome to come and have a look at the next wave of Senior Magpies developing nicely.
Magpies 13.9 - 87 defeated Tigers 4.8 - 32
Best: L.Reynolds, R.Johnson, D.Allen, J.Gainsford, C.Lawson, A.Highlands, J.De Rooy
Goals: Mason, De Rooy 4, Lawson, B.Johnson 2, Fisher 1