PIES FACE TOUGH TEST AGAINST PBC
The second placed Western Magpies Colts face another big challenge this week against an inform fifth-placed PBC coming off the competition bye last week. The young Magpies will be keen to atone after a poor showing against Surfers Paradise in their Round 6 catch up game. The task will be made even more difficult with gun on baller Caleb Franks and running defenders Tristan Dowdy and Sam Hartog all receiving well deserved call ups for the Reserves.
The Magpies will need to bring a much higher level of energy and intensity around the contest this week after being soundly beaten in this area against the Demons. Contested ball and pressure on the opposition have been paramount to the Pies success this year and this will be a key focus on the weekend.
Maintaining set structures around the contest and more effective ball movement forward of centre have been a training staple this week. Young Ethan Sivijs has been moved up the ground in the hope that he can provide some real drive in this area with his silky skills. Dalby Swans product Will Gillespie returns this week and should provide fierce tackling pressure and run out of the back half. Whitlam Bishop, Tom Slatter and Chris Jenkins all return to the team in what appears to be another strong line up for the Colts.
Whilst the constant movement of players is sometimes difficult to manage, it provides opportunities for players to experience Senior footy, play in other positions and develop their skill set which will hold the club in good stead going forward.
The Colts are required to be at PBC by 8:15 am on Saturday for a 9:30 am game so get down and support the boys in what should be another cracking game of Colts football.
Western Magpies Colts v Surfers Paradise at Chelmer on Saturday, June 10th at 11.00 am
B: Saxon Pobjoy, Zac Stegmeyer, Will Gillespie
HB: Sam DeNys, Whitlam Bishop, Tristan Jackson
C: Cal Grant, Noah Resuggan, Dan Edwards,
HF: Jack Austin, Chris Jenkins, Jacob Sheath
F: Abdullah Haddad, Finn Collison, Jordan Bonney,
Rucks: Ethan Sivijs, Max Webber
Rover: Harry Keenan
Int: Josh Commons, Hamish Campbell, Jye Enever, Tom Slatter