COLTS TO SET FOR TOUGH MATCH-UP
The Western magpies Colts can at last get their teeth into their footy as they embark on a run of 4 matches in a row after an interrupted season to date.
The Pies sit third on the ladder but have only played 5 matches to ladder leaders Broadbeach’s 7 matches--the Pies have one loss to the Cats 2 losses—so the ladder can be misleading in the light of a lot of byes in the disjointed competition.
Labrador sit in seventh place with 2 wins but will still provide a tough challenge for the young Magpies.
The Pies will look to Queensland under 17 representatives Zane Lovell, Bruce Reville, Sean Ryan and Samson Ryan to lead the side and the two Ryans and Lovell have been in good form recently.
Reville looked a class player in his first game back to the Colts this year after being on Academy duties.
Down back the Pies have been solid led by CHB Whitlam Bishop, Chris Jenkins and Chris Moloney and Jacob Sheath is back to his Maurie McNamee Medal winning form of last year to lead the midfield.
Samson Ryan and Harry Keenan lead the ruck divisio and up forward skipper Noah Resuggan, Deng Arok and Cameron Ferguson are always dangerous.
The Pies can set themselves to finish top of the ladder with a good 4 weeks and they will need to start with a strong performance against a dangerous Tigers outfit.
QAFL Round 9: Western Magpies Colts v Labrador at McCarthy Homes Oval, Chelmer on Saturday, June 16th 2nd at 9.30am
B: Aiden D’Roza Chris Moloney Ethan Sivjis
HB: Chris Jenkins (vc) Whitlam Bishop (vc) Charlie Thorpe
C: Ritti Batilimoyo Jacob Sheath Jacob Aurich
HF: Sean Ryan Cameron Ferguson Bruce Reville
F: Sam Mehari? Samson Ryan Noah Resuggan (Capt)
Foll: Harry Keenan Zane Lovell Dan Edwards
I/C: Deng Arok, Jayden Johnson, Mitchell O’Dea, Tom Slatter,