COLTS PLAY OUT EXCITING DRAW
Finally the Western Magpies Colts got their first real hit out of the year and who better to play than a side comprising a large part of Morningside’s under 17 premiership team from 2016.
Both teams had a raft of players absent through representative football and holidays which resulted in an even and see-sawing affair. The Magpies were down early by four goals, dominated the second and third quarters to go to a four goal lead by three-quarter time but faded late to allow the home side to claw back to level the scores.
The focus for the Colts on the weekend was building on the positive steps made last year and continuing to work on implementing the team game plan. Whilst, the application of this was often inconsistent it was great to see the boys make a concerted effort to implement the game style and structures we are planning on working with this year.
With a host of new players again this season - more from atop the mountain and few returning from early retirement - this week's game was vital in gaining some much needed continuity and run in the legs.
Efforts now turn to a solid two weeks on the track in preparation for our Round 1 hit out vs. Mt Gravatt in a fortnight’s time.
Things are looking really positive for the Colts this year, with a great bunch of dedicated and talented young men that promise to play some exciting football in 2017.
Best players: Max Webber, Abdullah Haddad, Sam deNys, Sam Hartog, Finn Collison
Western Magpies 11.9-75