Colts look to continue good work
The young Magpies will be looking for win number 7 in a row when they take on Morningside in the afternoon game this Sunday at the nest.
Since being given a football lesson in round 1, the squad has rebounded well and has not tasted defeat since. The victories have been built on a team 1st approach and a preparedness to use each and every member of the side in any situation. This has resulted in having 23 different players feature in the best players, we have had 19 different goal kickers, and have used 31 players so far. All this in 7 rounds of footy…
This week sees the side line up without some top end talent again, but as has been the case all year, the side that runs out will be expected to continue to play the exciting brand of football that they have been developing this year.
The coaches are looking for the full forward line of Stumer, DeRooy & Lawson to continue their recent good form, and they will need good supply from Reynolds, Gainsford, R Johnson, Allen and their fleet of running mids. This group has been superb in patches this year, but they are still to put 4 qtrs together. They will be very nice to watch when they do..
Again much will be expected of the ruck and key post division of Highlands, Fisher & Vine. They are one down this week with Rigsby-Jones set to miss due to work commitments, the loss offset somewhat by the inclusion of Mark Adamson, back from Knee & shoulder injuries.
Expect to see Smith, Vagne, Senescall & Renner rotate anywhere between Half Forward and half back, their versatility is key in getting the right matchups. All will be asked to continue to perform wherever the side needs them. They have been great this year and playing many different roles can only help their development,
The Squad also welcomes Will Burgess in for his first game of the year. After a month of solid training he has earned the right to a game and it is a good reward for some consistent effort.
The bounce is straight after the seniors game, so why not hang around and support these lads who are quietly building a pretty solid case to be considered one of the sides to beat in this year’s Colts Competition.