Colts hold on in yet another thriller
What looked like another comfortable win against the Broadbeach Cats on the weekend almost turned pear shaped for the young Magpies as they struggled to contain a fast finishing Broadbeach Cats on Saturday morning.
The Colts held sway from the very first bounce on the weekend playing tough hard footy on the inside and linking up well through the middle of the ground. The Magpies lead at each break and when Abdullah Haddad burnt off too would be chasers to goal from 20 early in the last it looked like they would run away with another comfortable win. However, Broadbeach had different ideas as they mounted a last ditch challenge to steal the game from the Magpies grasp. Some poor decision making and a lack of concentration opened the door for the Cats and they took advantage with some outstanding kicking for goal.
Whitlam Bishop and Zac Stegemeyer continued their outstanding form and were rock solid in defence again. They were ably supported by Ethan Sivijs and Cam Smith who consistently repelled attacks with some outstanding one on one work and precise kicking. Jacob Sheath continues to dominate through the middle and young midfielder Tristan Jackson hobbled around for another fine game. Up forward Josh Commons chimed in with a handy 3 goals and Abdullah Haddad had some electrifying moments.
It was great to see Ethan Sivijs, Jordan Bonney, Tristan Dowdy and Sam DeNys back up for the Reserves and I'm sure they will be better for the experience. Unfortunately though, the run of close wins has hurt our percentage and the boys have slipped back to fourth. Whilst still firmly entrenched in the final five they will be hoping to turn around these lapses and make a really solid march into the finals.
Western Magpies 2.0-12 | 5.0-30 | 6.1-37 | 7.2-44
Broadbeach 1.1-7 | 2.2-14 | 3.3-21 | 6.6-42
Goals: J. Commons 3, J. Sheath 2, H. Campbell, A. Haddad
Best: J. Sheath, M. Webber, Z. Stegmeyer, E. Sivijs, W. Bishop, T. Jackson