COLTS REPLACE BROADBEACH IN SECOND PLACE ON LADDER AFTER IMPRESSIVE WIN
The Western Magpies Colts bounced back from their loss to Labrador in fine style this weekend defeating the previously second placed Broadbeach Cats 10-4- 64 to 3-3-21. The young Magpies lead from start to finish holding the Cats goalless in the first half.
A much more physical and committed side came out to play on Saturday morning putting the young Cats team under immense pressure around the ball. This allowed the Maggies half backs countless opportunities to intercept and run, setting up some really impressive transitions forward. Zac Stegmeyer turned back the clock with a fantastic display in the back line. His ability to win vital one on ones and then attack from the last line of defence was a highlight of the day.
The Colts have been working really hard on their ball movement from half back and into the forward line over the last few weeks and it seemed to pay dividends on the weekend. Key forwards Jacob Sheath, Jordan Bonney, Jack Austin and Finn Collison were in fine form setting up well in front of the ball and providing a contest all day. They were ably supported by Chris Jenkins who showcased his lightning speed and footy smarts across the half forward line winning possession and using it really well.
Young Harry Keenan played his first game for the Pies and was excellent in the ruck, providing the likes of Caleb Franks, Sam deNys and Max Webber the opportunity to get first hands on the ball and push it forward into attack.
Overall it was pleasing to see the boys bounce back from a disappointing loss the round before. The Colts now set themselves for their catch up match against Surfers Paradise on the weekend. A win here will put the young Magpies a furthergame clear in second spot and in a really strong position leading into the second half of the season.
Goal Kickers: F. Collison 4, J. Austin 2, C. Franks, J. Sheath, J. Bonney, C. Jenkins
Best Players: Z. Stegmeyer, C. Franks, W. Bishop, S. de Nys, C. Jenkins, J. Bonney