COLTS GO DOWN IN TIGHT ONE
The Western Magpies Colts suffered their second loss of the season this week to a well drilled and committed Palm Beach-Currumbin outfit. The Colts were behind from the outset and whilst the game was always within reach they weren't quite able to get their noses in front. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks of indifferent form had finally caught up with them.
Quick out of the blocks, PBC raced out to a 3 goal lead by the end of the first quarter. The young Magpies had plenty of the football but were unable to capitalise on their good work allowing the Lions too much space around the contest and too much width in defence. The young Colts fought back hard in the second and third quarters pegging the lead back through a much more focussed defensive effort.
Unfortunately for the Pies, PBC started the final quarter on fire, and with some quick movement out of the midfield they raced away to a handy lead. The Maggies pegged this back through some exciting ball movement but some silly errors at crucial times kept the win just out of reach. In another lesson in concentration and commitment, it was pleasing to see the boys play the game for the full 80 minutes.
This week Tristan Jackson and Sam deNys had cracking games across the half back line, keeping their opponents locked down and providing some real bounce out of defence. Young winger Daniel Edwards had his best game for the year, coming in off the wing and using his skills to set up in attack. Jack Austin continued to provide numerous highlights up forward, kicking goals and taking the game on at every opportunity. These boys will need some support though this week up against a handy Wilston Grange team that took it up to the young Pies earlier in the season.
The team will knuckle down this week and work hard hoping to put this patch of bad form behind them. Defensive efforts and ball movement will be a focus this week, as the boys look to the second half of the season still holding down second place on the ladder.
PBC 3-2-20 5-5-357-8-50 10-11-71
WM 1-2-8 5-3-33 7-5-47 9-8-62
Goal Kickers: J. Austin 3, F. Collison 3, J. Bonney, J. Sheath, A. Haddad
Best Players: D. Edwards, Z. Stegmeyer, T. Jackson , J. Austin, E. Sivijs, J. Enever