COLTS DESPERATE FOR A WIN
The Western Magpies Colts will be looking to turn their form around this week against Sandgate on Saturday morning. After some hard fought losses in recent weeks the young Magpies have really knuckled down and are committed to turning their fortunes around. The evenness of the competition has meant the Pies remain in third spot, but the team understands that a more concerted effort at training and on game day is required if they are to play finals football.
Several injuries, representative duties and holidays have presented some issues at selection this week and the Colts welcome back Hamish Campbell, Cal Grant and Tom Slatter into the lineup. The Colts have put a lot of time into their contested work this week and will look to put in a much improved effort when the ball is in dispute. The backline has led from the front this year and expect no different this week against Sandgate. They rarely get beaten one-on-one and provide run and carry through the middle of the ground.
The forwards will need to have their kicking boots on after a couple of inaccurate weeks in front of goal. Jordan Bonney and Finn Collison have been providing an excellent target in the forward 50 but need more support from the small forwards when the ball hits the ground. Hopefully, the midfielders can get the ball in nice and quickly and provide them with some one-on-one opportunities.
This game is a big one for the Colts this week and understand that they need to provide a greater work rate around the contest and work harder as a team if they want to get the job done. Back at the usual time of 9:30 am it would be great if some family members could get down to support, run some water and help out with the time keeping.
Western Magpies Colts v Sandgateat Chelmer on Saturday, July 8th at 9.30 am
B: Tristan Jackson, Zac Stegmeyer, Saxon Pobjoy
HB: Ethan Sivijs, Whitlam Bishop, Tristan Dowdy
C: Noah Resuggan, Sam De Nys, Dan Edwards,
HF: Jayden Johnson, Lewis Campbell, Hamish Campbell,
F: Abdullah Haddad, Finn Collison, Jordan Bonney,
Rucks: Jacob Sheath, Sam Hartog
Rover: Harry Keenan
Int: Will Gillespie, Tom Slatter, Cal Grant, Cameron Macdonald