The Colts will look to continue their winning ways this weekend as they take on the second placed Broadbeach Cats away from home on Saturday morning. After a stirring win against ladder leaders Morningside the previous week the young Pies will be looking for a much more consistent performance against the much improved Cats.
With a host of players unavailable due to injury, work and family commitments a much different Colts team will take the paddock this weekend. Skipper Max Webber rejoins the team after his surfing holiday in Bali, Tom Cooper is back from his rowing commitments and Josh Commons, Abdullah Haddad and Cam Smith are all available after short stints on the sideline.
The young Magpies started the game in red hot fashion last week and will aim to maintain this run and carry on the wide expanses of Broadbeach's home ground. The extra bit of space should suit the quick transition game of the pies, so expect to see some slick ball movement as the group attacks from our potent half back line. With regular onballers Cameron MacDonald, Caleb Franks and Sam Hartog missing expect young ruck Harry Keenan to step up in the middle and Cal Grant and Josh Commons to ably fill the void.
With such a tough run home, and a tight top five, the young Magpies are well aware of the importance of every match and are primed for another big game against a heavy weight team of the competition.
Western Magpies vs Broadbeach - Saturday 22 July, 930am @ Broadbeach
B: Dowdy - Bishop - Gillespie
HB: Smith - Stegemeyer - Sivjis
C: Edwards - Sheath - Resuggan
HF: Austin - Johnson - Campbell
F: Haddad - Bonney - Commons
Foll: Keenan - DeNys - Webber
Int: Slatter - Jackson - Grant - Cooper