COLTS ON TOP OF THE LADDER AFTER EMPHATIC WIN
The Western Magpies Colts are on top of the QAFL Colts ladder after a comprehensive victory over Labrador on Saturday morning.
The Pies were slow to start and the Tigers had the first 2 goals on the board before the Magpies kicked into gear. Led by key forward Cameron Ferguson, who booted 3 first quarter goals then followed up with the first 2 goals of the second quarter, the pies took control and were well on top from the 10 minute mark of the opening quarter.
The Pies won well 15.12-102 to 4.5-29.
Queensland Under 17 representative Bruce Reville showed his class with a turn of speed and capped a fine game with 3 goals from the wing and rover Dan Edwards continued his fine season to boot 2 goals. Another Queensland Under 17 rep player in Samson Ryan gave the Pies first use of the ball from the centre in another fine display of the ruckman’s art and centreman Jacob Sheath was as usual a busy player. Aiden D’Roza played well across half back and Sam Mehari returned from an injury he suffered in Round 1 to be a livewire across half forward and his return is a further boost to an already potent forward line.
Coaches Jake Fuentes and Kiran Verma look to have a good spread of talent all over the ground at their disposal and they have depth as well and this puts the Colts in a good place to push hard for a top of the ladder finish and set themselves up for a successful finals series.
Western Magpies 5.3 - 33 | 10.5 - 65 | 13.6 - 84 | 15.12 - 102
Labrador Tigers 2.1 - 13 | 2.1 - 13 | 4.3 - 27 | 4.5 - 29
Best: S.Ryan, Sheath, D'Roza, Mehari, Ferguson
Goals: Ferguson 5, Reville 3, Edwards 2, Aurisch, Keenan, Johnson, Batilimoyo, S.Ryan 1