Colts suffers 2nd loss for 2018
The Western Magpies Colts were defeated in a high standard but tough contest against Morningside on Saturday.
Despite the 7.10-52 to 5.11-41 loss the Pies still hold second place on the ladder.
After an even first quarter the Panthers skipped to a handy 2 goal lead by half time which basically proved the difference in the final analysis.
The Pies, like their senior counterparts were wasteful in front of goal with several easy misses proving costly and a lack of structure around the ball proved telling in the 2nd half as Morningside kept them at bay.
The Magpies were missing several key players but were still confident going into the match.
Morningside were also better than their form line suggested as they were boosted with the return of some key players of their own.
Jacob Sheath was again a prolific ball winner in the centre and rover Dan Edwards also continued his good form to keep the Pies in the contest.
Defenders Charlie Thorpe and Aiden D’Roza worked hard to keep the Panthers out and Sean Ryan was also busy on ball or across half forward.
The Pies face another challenge at Broadbeach this Saturday with both sides on 20 points so this looms as an 8 point match.
Western Magpies 2.2 - 14 | 3.4 - 22 | 3.8 - 26 | 5.11 - 41
Morningside Panthers 2.2 - 14 | 5.4 - 34 | 6.7 - 43 | 7.10 - 52
Best: Sheath, Edwards, Thorpe, D'Roza, Sean Ryan
Goals: Mehari, Ferguson, Lovell, Edwards, Batilimoyo