COLTS LOOK TO BUILD ON GOOD START
This week's game promises to be a cracking Round 2 match up vs Sandgate at Sandgate for the Western Magpies Colts. Always a solid match up, Sandgate teams are always physical and well drilled and are sure to provide a real challenge for our youngest Senior team this week on the tricky Sandgate home ground.
Illness, family commitments and injury have forced several changes; however, the Colts appear to have excellent depth this season and should be able to cover the loss of several key players. Ethan Sivijs has also been rewarded with his Senior debut this week, just reward for fantastic form and hard work over the past 12 months. Great for the rest of the group to see food form and solid training effort rewarded at a Senior level.
The Colts will be looking to replicate their encouraging start to the season by ensuring they get first hands on the ball through players like Commons and Sam deNys which should allow our ball use and run to be implemented. The vast expanses of the Lemke Road oval should provide players like Daniel Edwards, Hamish Campbell, Jayden Johnson, Thomas Cooper and Callum Grant plenty of space to run and use the footy, suiting the Colts attacking game style down to a tee.
The boys have had a fantastic week on the track, really knuckling down on their defensive structures and pressure on the ball. Hopefully this translates on game day in their ability to turn the ball over quickly and launch some quick attacks in offense.
This week we welcome Lewis Campbell and Jack Austin into the team for their first run in the black and white stripes. Both boys have had a solid pre season and will we look forward to what they can bring to our already potent forward line.
The game starts at 9:30 am and we are looking forward to the boys kicking off their 2017 campaign with two wins in a row.
As always anyone willing to volunteer their time to help out with water and other odd jobs would be greatly appreciated.
COLTS vs Sandgate @ Sandgate Sat 29/4 @930am